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Chicago Cubs Favored by -169 Against Cincinnati Reds on Thursday

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

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Raisel Iglesias to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Chicago Cubs is Jason Hammel, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 1.50 ERA.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 6.2-2.6. 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 (7-1) will face the 5-3 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 1 ranked offense (7 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 7 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 7 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-2 to Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at St. Louis, Friday, April 15th
Chicago home to Colorado, Friday, April 15th