Reds vs. Cubs Sunday Prediction
The Cubs and Reds will wrap up their series at 2:20 p.m. ET on Sunday from Wrigley Field. After a pair of high-scoring games, will today’s matchup turn into more of a pitcher’s duel in Chicago?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 24, 2019
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 76% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with a run scored on Saturday in the Reds' loss to the Cubs. Votto is starting to swing the bat much better as of late, and he has back-to-back multi-hit games. He's still hitting just .226, but that average was .206 on May 12, so things are starting to pick up. Even still, this has been a brutal first third of the season for Votto, as he's homered just four times with eight RBI over 48 games.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Addison Russell went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer on Saturday in the Cubs' win over the Reds. Russell has his second homer of the year with this one coming off of Tyler Mahle in the fourth inning. He also singled twice, and came across to score a second run in the victory. He's hitting .256/.310/.436 over 15 games since completing his suspension for domestic violence.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are just 19-42 in their last 61 road games and are 16-37 in their last 53 games versus divisional foes.
The Cubs are 25-11 in their last 36 games played at Wrigley Field and have won 41 of 61 at home when facing a right-handed starter.
These two teams have played home run derby in this series but the wind is expected to be blowing in today at Wrigley and Doug Eddings has been a profitable umpire for under bettors when he’s behind home plate. The under is 7-1 in Edding’s last eight Sunday games behind the dish, is 6-2-1 in his last nine Sunday games behind home plate at Wrigley and is 18-7-2 in his last 27 games behind home plate when the Reds play. The under is also 45-21-2 in the Reds’ last 68 games overall.
The Pick: Reds/Cubs UNDER 7.5