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Homer Bailey vs Jeff Samardzija matchup featured in MLB action

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Aug 13, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Tuesday as host Chicago battles the Cincinnati Reds in baseball odds action.

Homer Bailey, with a record of 7-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Cubs trot Jeff Samardzija to the mound in this one. He is 6-11 so far in 2013.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as 122 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 9-rated Cubs and the league No. 3-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Cubs on August 12. Bettors who backed the Reds at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mat Latos to defeat Chicago 2-0 on Monday.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 14