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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds
May 1, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Reds will turn to Bronson Arroyo and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Jeff Samardzija (2-1) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Reds) and the No. 11 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Cubs average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Philadelphia on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 6-5 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Cincinnati at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jordan Lyles and the Astros 6-5 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Wednesday, May 2