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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs in MLB odds

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds
Aug 18, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

46-71TEAM RECORD72-47

The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati sends Johnny Cueto out against Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs in this game. Cueto is 15-6 with a 2.45 ERA on the season, while Samardzija is 8-10 on the year and has a 4.06 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Reds on August 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago suffered a 7-3 loss against Cincinnati on Friday, as Travis Wood wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 18