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Chicago Cubs Starter Jon Lester Out to Silence Cincinnati Reds Bats in MLB Contest

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs battle on Saturday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Jackson Stephens gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday; he's 2-0 on the season. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Jon Lester, who will be looking to improve on his 12-8 mark.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-5.3 win for the Reds on Saturday. 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

91-69 Chicago battles the Reds, currently with a 67-93 mark. 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 Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 5 ranked offense (5.07 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.37 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.69 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.56 hits on average).

Cincinnati brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 5-4 on Friday behind a start from J Quintana at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Sunday, October 1st