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Sep 5, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

69-71TEAM RECORD60-80

The visiting Reds hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

The match puts starter Dontrelle Willis for the Reds on the hill facing Matt Garza for the Cubs. Willis brings a 0-4 mark to the game, while Garza is 7-10 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -145 moneyline favorites 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 Cubs - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 10 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Reds hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cardinals on September 4. Bettors who backed the Reds at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati needed extra innings to get the job done against the Cardinals on Sunday as the Reds defeated them 3-2 at Busch Stadium.

Chicago was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Pirates. They won as -133 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Charlie Morton and the Pirates 6-3 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 17-6 SU in their last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, September 6