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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Pick and Odds Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Cincinnati Reds dueling the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Alfredo Simon to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Chicago Cubs is John Lackey, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 9.00 ERA.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-2.4 win for the Cubs on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (6-1) will face the 5-2 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 1 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cincinnati Reds rank No. 16 at 8.14 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 11 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in B Finnegan's start, as they lost 5-3 against Chicago on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Thursday, April 14th