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Lester on Mound for Sunday Night MLB

The Chicago Cubs have picked up the victory in both of starting pitcher Jon Lester's career outings against the Cincinnati Reds as those two teams prepare to meet on the diamond on Sunday Night Baseball at Wrigley Field.

Lester is 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA on the year, allowing nine earned runs in 12 innings against the Reds so far this season despite those two Cubs victories in those contests. Anthony DeSclafani (5-4, 3.53 ERA) will pitch for the Reds.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-3.7 result in favor of the Cubs today. 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 bring a 33-27 record to the battle against the 28-33 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 15 (Cincinnati Reds) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 15 ranked offense (4.13 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.38 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.26 hits on average).

Cincinnati brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Saturday, with Mike Leake throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 14 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Detroit, Monday, June 15th
Chicago home to Cleveland, Monday, June 15th