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Josh Smith Reds at Home vs Chicago Cubs in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Josh Smith in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Dan Haren, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Cubs were listed as -129 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.5 win for 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

63-93 Cincinnati battles the Cubs, currently with a 91-65 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Reds at No. 30 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.21 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.91 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.32 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Royals on Monday as the Cubs defeated them 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

The Reds hope to make more contact than they did in their start against M Scherzer, who struck out 10 batters in 5-1 loss on Monday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 30th