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Mike Leake, Rodrigo Lopez take mound in Cubs vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Sep 6, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

69-72TEAM RECORD61-80

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Cincinnati battle on Tuesday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Cubs will turn to Rodrigo Lopez and his 4-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Reds send Mike Leake (11-8) to the hill.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as +115 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 8-rated Reds in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cubs on September 5. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati suffered a 4-3 loss against Chicago on Monday, as Dontrelle Willis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

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

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

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 17-7 SU in their last 24 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, September 7