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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Chicago Cubs


Cincinnati Reds
Monday, April 28, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Monday in MLB betting odds action at Great American Ball Park.

The Cincinnati Reds will turn to Alfredo Simon and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send Jeff Samardzija (0-2) to the hill.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as underdogs of 134 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.2 win for the Reds. A 4.3-3.2 result in favor of the Reds is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 11-14 record to the battle against the 8-16 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. 5-ranked Cincinnati Reds and the No. 25-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

How Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.21 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.28 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.88 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +133 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago threw a shutout at Milwaukee in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jason Hammel to defeat Milwaukee 4-0 on Sunday.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati got a 11-strikeout performance from Johnny Cueto but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 1-0 loss at the hands of Atlanta on Sunday at Turner Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 29th