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Edwin Jackson, Mike Leake Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Tilt

Chicago Cubs


Cincinnati Reds
Monday, July 07, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Great American Ball Park

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds battle on Monday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter Edwin Jackson for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Mike Leake for the Cincinnati Reds. Jackson brings a 5-8 mark to the game, while Leake is 6-7 to date on the season.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Cincinnati Reds in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -168 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.7 win for the Reds. A 4-3.7 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 45-42 record to the battle against the 38-48 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cincinnati Reds rated this week at No. 4 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 17.

How Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup

At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 28 in the same category at 8.02 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +165 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from Jordan Zimmermann at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 4-2 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Cincinnati at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 4-2 final on Sunday in support of Mat Latos at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

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Chicago at Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 8th