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MLB Odds Betting - Cincinnati Reds Underdogs vs Cubs at Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Chicago Cubs arrive at Great American Ball Park on Thursday.

The Cincinnati Reds will rely on John Lamb to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Hammel will be his counterpart for the Chicago Cubs. John Lamb is 1-4 this season, and Jason Hammel is 9-7.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 129 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6 - 3.2 result in favor of 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

Cincinnati (63-95) will face the 93-65 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. 30 (Cincinnati Reds) and the No. 3 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.53 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.26 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Cincinnati owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.99 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 5-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating A DeSclafani and the Reds 10-3 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home

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