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Cubs Ride an 8-2 Run Against the Reds

The Chicago Cubs have managed to pay out on the baseball betting lines in eight of their last 10 games against the Cincinnati Reds as those division rivals hit the diamond together at Great American Ball Park on Monday night.

Chicago will send Clayton Richard to the mound for Monday's series opener, with the lefthander at 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA through his first two starts of the season. Michael Lorenzen (3-4, 3.53 ERA) gets the ball for the Reds on Monday night.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Cincinnati Reds in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -110 at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

A 4-2.3 result in favor of the Cubs 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 40-49 record to the battle against the 49-41 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Cincinnati Reds and the league No. 13-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.87 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.49 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.09 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.91 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.44 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Arrieta blew away 10 Atlanta batters in the Cubs's last start, leading them to a 4-1 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Turner Field.

Cincinnati lost in extra innings against the Indians on Sunday as Cleveland edged them 5-3 at Great American Ball Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 21st