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Chicago Cubs Face the Cincinnati Reds Sunday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Cincinnati on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball betting action at Great American Ball Park.

Bronson Arroyo will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, and he'll carry a 1-2 record into the contest. John Lackey gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs; he's 1-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cincinnati Reds in this matchup found them as 157 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4.0 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

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 9-9 record to the battle against the 10-7 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. 7-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 9-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.72 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.29 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.44 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.82 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cincinnati's last 19 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Monday, April 24th
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Monday, April 24th