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Moneyline Favors Chicago Cubs in MLB Battle with Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs


Cincinnati Reds
Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:35 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Great American Ball Park on Thursday as the host Cincinnati Reds battle the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting odds action.

For the Cincinnati Reds, Dylan Axelrod gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Arrieta, 7-4 on the year.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 105 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.5 win for the Reds on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.9-3.5 result in favor of the Reds today. 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

Cincinnati (64-69) will face the 59-73 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. 24 (Cincinnati Reds) and the No. 20 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.77 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.14 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.11 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.19 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 3.77 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -163 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago batters were mowed down by Mat Latos in their last start, falling 7-5 against Cincinnati while striking out 10 times on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Friday, August 29th
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 29th