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Jon Lester Cubs at Home vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Chicago Cubs get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Jon Lester and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cincinnati Reds send Amir Garrett (3-2) to the hill.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.0 win for the Reds on Thursday. 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 20-19 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 19-20 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds odds would favor the Reds if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 12 ranked offense (4.82 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.77 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.44 hits per game, less than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (9.15 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.12 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.67 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Cincinnati's last 23 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chi Cubs's last 25 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Colorado, Friday, May 19th
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 19th