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MLB Odds Betting - Cincinnati Reds Underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago

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

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Tsuyoshi Wada and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cincinnati Reds send Michael Lorenzen (1-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Cubs were listed as -157 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-3.9 result in favor of the Cubs. 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

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 31-26 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 27-31 on the season 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. 13 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4.11 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.14 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.37 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (8.28 per nine innings).

Cincinnati brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati rolled to a 5-2 win against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as Jon Moscot and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Shane Greene and the Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Friday, June 12th