Cubs vs. Reds Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Reds are -129 money line favorites over the Cubs, who are +119 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs for tonight’s game between Chicago (8-16) and Cincinnati (11-14).
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cubs are now +119 money line underdogs after opening with +141 odds, while the Reds’ odds have gone from -153 down to -129 at most online and Vegas sports books. The total remains at 7.5 after opening at that same number.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Jeff Samardzija toes the rubber for the Cubs sporting a 0-2 record with a 1.53 ERA, while Alfredo Simon will take the hill for the Reds with a 3-1 record and a 1.30 ERA. Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier is 6-for-19 with two home runs against Samardzija.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest MLB trends, the Res are 4-10 in their last 14 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 games as a favorite. They’re also 1-5 in their last six games after scoring two runs or less in their previous game, 2-7 in their last nine home games versus a right-handed starter and 0-4 in their last four Monday games. They’re also 1-8 in their last nine during Game 1 of a series so take the Cubs as a valuable underdog with their ace on the mound.
MLB FREE PICK: CHICAGO CUBS +119