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Chicago Cubs battle vs Cincinnati Reds highlights MLB odds menu

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May 7, 1:10 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Cincinnati on Saturday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Casey Coleman in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Bronson Arroyo, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +113 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter Edinson Volquez.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 8