Reds vs. Cubs Tuesday Prediction

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7/16/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Cubs had their modest three-game winning streak snapped last night by the visiting Reds. Will Chicago rebound with a victory at 8:05 p.m. ET tonight and tie the series at one game apiece?

Game Snapshot & Odds

905 Cincinnati Reds (+112) at 954 Chicago Cubs (-135); N/A runs

Tuesday, July 16, 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, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Reds on the moneyline.

Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a homer on Monday to help the Reds beat the Cubs 6-3 on Monday. Puig's homer came in the sixth inning, and it brought the Reds to within a run at 3-2. It's the 22nd homer in a Reds' uniform for your friend, and he's driven in 56 runs over 87 games. Puig also singled, so his line improves to .263/.307/.509 over 87 games.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a homer in a loss to the Reds on Monday. Schwarber hit his 20th bomb of the year when he took Luis Castillo deep in the third inning. He also doubled, and that's the 16th two-bagger for the outfielder. Schwarber is hitting just .232, but the 20 homers and 45 RBI along with an .803 OPS help compensate for that. At least a little bit.

MLB Betting Trends

Cincinnati

The Reds are now 4-0 in their last four games versus the rest of the National League Central following their 6-3 win over the Cubs on Monday night.

Chicago

The Cubs are still 4-1 in their last five divisional games despite losing last night at home.

Prediction:

The Reds have not been profitable when Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill versus National League Central rivals, dropping eight of his last 11 starts against divisional opponents. Despite winning last night at Wrigley Field, the Reds are also just 2-6 in their last eight road games and have dropped four out of five when facing a right-handed starter. Meanwhile, the Cubs are 55-25 in their last 80 home games when facing a righty, are 5-2 in their last seven games overall and have won 50 out of their last 68 at Wrigley when facing an opponent with a losing record.

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -135

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