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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

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Aug 10, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

The match puts starter Homer Bailey for the Reds on the hill facing Justin Germano for the Cubs. Bailey brings a 9-7 mark to the game, while Germano is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Reds listed as favorites of 130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Cubs and the league No. 5-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. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Reds average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with Mike Leake throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games at home
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Saturday, August 11