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Cubs Have Been Pounding The Reds

It’s probably not much of a shock, but the powerhouse Chicago Cubs have been beating up on the mediocre Cincinnati Reds in recent meetings. The Cubs have won the past six games between the two clubs, which includes three this season, while averaging 6.8 runs per game in those outings.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the past five games between the Cubs and Reds.
  • Reds’ SS Zack Cozart will be back in the lineup after resting in the team's last game.
  • Kris Bryant is 4-for-10 with two home runs against the Reds this season.

The red-hot Cubs will also be starting ace Jake Arrieta when they start their weekend series against the Reds Thursday. The reigning NL Cy Young winner has been dominant so far this season, as he has allowed just three earned runs in 22.0 innings of work while posting an absurd 0.77 WHIP.

The Reds will counter with surprisingly solid youngster Brandon Finnegan. The lefty has posted a 2.04 ERA in three starts this season, but has struggled to find the strikezone with 10 walks on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Cincinnati Reds as 202 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-3.2 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 8-7 record to the battle against the 11-4 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.47 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.13 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in K Hendricks's start, as they lost 5-3 against St. Louis on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 6-5 final on Wednesday in support of R Iglesias at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Friday, April 22nd