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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Cincinnati on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball betting action at Great American Ball Park.

The match puts starter Kyle Hendricks for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Robert Stephenson for the Cincinnati Reds. Hendricks brings a 16-8 mark to the game, while Stephenson is 2-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 190 for the Cincinnati Reds in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.2 win for the Reds. 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 (68-93) will face the 102-58 Cubs in this tilt. 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. 21-rated Cincinnati Reds and the league No. 2-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 17-ranked scoring average of 4.42 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.98 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8.66 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.81 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.51 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in J Lester's start, as they lost 7-4 against Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

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