CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – National League Central rivals clash at Wrigley Field tonight when the Cubs host the Reds at 8:05PM ET in what should be a low-scoring game.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cubs are -110 money line home favorites versus the Reds, who are +102 money line road dogs. The total for tonight’s game is currently sitting at 7 runs as Cincinnati enters play with a 71-79 record and Chicago sits at 65-84 on the year.
The under looks to be a solid play for bettors tonight as the combined score has gone under the posted total in all six of Travis Wood’s last six starts against the Reds. The under is also 4-0 in Alfredo Simon’s last four starts against the Cubs.
The under is also 4-1 in the Reds’ last five games overall, 8-2 in their last 10 games versus National League Central opponents and 11-5-1 in their last 17 games during Game 1 of a series. The under is 5-1 in Simon’s last six starts versus divisional opponents and 6-2 in his last eight road starts versus a team with a losing record.
On the other side, the under is 4-1-1 in Wood’s last six starts on Monday, 4-1-1 in his last six starts as a home favorite and 7-3-1 in the Cubs’ last 11 games versus a team with a losing record. The under is also 17-6-1 in Chicago’s last 24 home games, 8-2-1 in the team’s last 11 games during Game 1 of as series and 5-2 in its last seven games as a home favorite of between -110 and -150.