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Bronson Arroyo vs Travis Wood matchup featured in MLB action

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Aug 11, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

67-46TEAM RECORD44-67

The Cubs get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Travis Wood will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 4-8 record into the contest. Bronson Arroyo gets the ball for Cincinnati; he's 7-7 so far this season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as +120 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 2-rated defense.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-8 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -138 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 10-8 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Friday, with Homer Bailey throwing 5 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 12