Losers of six of their last seven games, the Chicago Cubs are slumping for the first time this season and a three game set with the lowly Cincinnati Reds can’t come any sooner. After dropping three of four to the Marlins over the weekend, Jake Arrieta will take the mound and attempt to add to a trend that’s seen the Cubs go 9-1 in their last 10 games vs the Reds.
– Shark Bites
- In 83 combined at-bats, Reds hitters have a .193 AVG and 0 HR’s vs Arrieta
- The Cubs are 21-9 in their last 30 games against other NL Central teams
- The Cubs are 11-4 O/U in their last 15 games with Jake Arrieta as the starting pitcher
You might recall Arrieta’s last start against in Cincinatti this season — it was a no-hitter where the Cubs humiliated the Reds 16-0. When looking at Arrieta’s splits this season, it’s his starts in the night that really stick out as he’s gone 4-0 with an absolutely foolish 0.24 ERA in five night starts. That’s one earned run in five night starts. That’s some next level stuff.
As for the Reds, they’ll send Dan Straily to the mound. He’s been much better at home this season — 2.60 home ERA vs 5.22 on the road. In two appearances vs the Cubs this season, he has a 6.43 ERA.
The total for tonight’s game opened at 8 runs. The total has gone OVER in eight of the last nine games between these clubs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Cincinnati was a 242 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-3.4 victory for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
29-47 Cincinnati battles the Cubs, currently with a 48-26 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Chicago injuries news.
The Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark , while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 10 on the same chart.
The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.26 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.11 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 7.87 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.47 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.26 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 13 times by J Fernandez in their last outing, a 6-1 setback against Miami at Marlins Park.
Cincinnati threw a shutout at San Diego in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by A DeSclafani to defeat San Diego 3-0 on Sunday.
- Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 28th
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