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Cincinnati favored by 160 against Chicago on Sunday

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Aug 12, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Cincinnati pays a visit to Chicago on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

The match puts starter Johnny Cueto for the Reds on the hill facing Brooks Raley for the Cubs. Cueto brings a 14-6 mark to the game, while Raley is 0-1 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as +160 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 14 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cubs on August 11. Bettors who backed the Reds at -131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Travis Wood and the Cubs 4-2 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to NY Mets, Tuesday, August 14
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Monday, August 13