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Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds with Odds and Betting Pick

The Chicago Cubs will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Sunday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Jason Hammel for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Alfredo Simon for the Cincinnati Reds. Hammel brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Simon is 0-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cincinnati Reds as 158 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.2-1.6 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 sport a record of 9-9 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 13-5 on the season 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. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.28 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.83 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 7.83 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.39 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the No. 30 defense, allowing 4.28 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in J Lackey's start, as they lost 13-5 against Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 26th
Cincinnati at New York, Monday, April 25th