Reds vs. Cubs Monday Prediction
National League Central rivals square off at Wrigley Field on Monday night when the Cubs host the Reds at 8:05 p.m. ET. What’s the best play for bettors when Luis Castillo opposes Kyle Hendricks in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 15, 2019
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 69% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Scooter Gennett (illness) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his return to the Reds' lineup Sunday. Gennett hadn't appeared in a game since last Saturday, before the All-Star break, due to lingering groin discomfort and a minor illness. He has played in just seven total games this season, and Sunday's was his most productive yet. There should be more like it moving forward.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Jason Heyward slugged a two-run homer to lead the Cubs to an 8-3 victory on Sunday, capping off a pivotal three-game series sweep against the division-rival Pirates. Heyward obliterated a go-ahead, two-run homer to right-center field -- his 15th round-tripper of the season -- off Pirates starter Trevor Williams in the fifth inning. It was his first long ball since June 30. The 29-year-old outfielder has enjoyed one of the more unexpected renaissance campaigns in recent memory, hitting .275/.359/.474 with 45 runs scored, 40 RBI and five steals in 345 plate appearances. After three consecutive years of relative futility at the dish, there’s no doubt that Heyward is back as a relevant mixed-league fantasy asset.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 1-4 in their last five games overall.
The Cubs have won five of their last six games overall.
The under is 23-9-1 in the Reds’ last 33 games overall, is 39-16-1 in their last 56 road games and is 39-19-1 in their last 59 games coming off a loss. The under is also 9-2 in Castillo’s last 11 road starts and has cashed in 21 of his last 29 outings overall. On the other side, the under is 41-17-1 in Hendricks’ last 59 home starts and is 40-17 in his last 57 outings overall.
The Pick: Reds/Cubs UNDER 9.5