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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Matchup Report

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Aug 7, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

54-59TEAM RECORD49-65

Chicago will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

The match puts starter Bronson Arroyo for the Reds on the hill facing Randy Wells for the Cubs. Arroyo brings a 7-9 mark to the game, while Wells is 3-4 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Cubs and the league No. 8-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Reds average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Cincinnati was a 11-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as -127 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Reds endured a 11-4 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Saturday, with Johnny Cueto throwing 3 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Colorado, Monday, August 8
Chi Cubs home to Washington, Monday, August 8