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Cincinnati Reds Host Chicago Cubs in MLB Baseball Betting Action

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds battle on Friday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

For the Cincinnati Reds, Jon Moscot gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jon Lester, 1-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago Cubs before the first pitch in this match found them as -184 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-1.4 win 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

Cincinnati (8-8) will face the 12-4 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Cincinnati Reds) and the No. 1 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Cincinnati Reds and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 3.94 runs per nine innings, against the No. 2 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 6.06 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago routed Cincinnati on Thursday by a 16-0 score at Great American Ball Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Saturday, April 23rd