Cubs vs. Reds Prediction
The Chicago Cubs shook off their road woes on Thursday night with a lopsided win over the Cincinnati Reds. Can the Cubs pick up another victory tonight at 7:10PM ET?
903 Chicago Cubs vs. 904 Cincinnati Reds
Friday, August 9, 2019
7:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 65 percent going on the Cubs on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cubs win on the road
Chicago has won six of its last seven after picking up a 12-5 win on the road last night. The Cubs are 63-52 on the season, 22-33 on the road and 58-53 with the under. Chicago has Yu Darvish getting the start tonight. He is 4-5 on the season with a 4.36 ERA.
The Cubs had an impressive hitting display last night, racking up 19 hits for their 12 runs. Nichola Castellanos had a big day for his new team, knocking out two solo home runs. Ian Happ had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs. On the mound, Cole Hamels lasted just three innings, allowing five runs. He didn’t take the loss thanks to his bullpen, which threw six scoreless innings. Tyler Chatwood got the win with three scoreless relief innings. He is now 5-1 on the season.
Reds end win streak
The Cincinnati Reds had their three-game win streak come to an end last night in the 12-5 loss at home to the Cubs. Cincinnati is 54-59 on the season, 31-27 at home and 66-44 with the under. The Reds have Trevor Bauer getting the start today. He is 0-0 on the season with a 5.79 ERA.
Alex Wood gave up five runs in three innings in his start. He didn’t take the loss, though. That went to Kevin Gausman, who gave up two runs in two innings of relief. He is now 3-8 on the season. Aristides Aquino led the Reds at the plate with two hits and three RBI while Phillip Ervin had four hits.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last four NL Central games, but just 9-20 in their last 29 road games.
The Reds have won four straight following a loss and they are 6-2 in their last eight home games.
Bauer struggled in his first start with his new team and has been struggling for the last month if you include his time with Cleveland. The trade to the Reds may have taken something out of him. Darvish has some shaky season stats, but has been showing improvement over the last month. He has limited his walks while racking up solid strikeouts numbers. I think he will be able to outduel Bauer and lead the Cubs to another win.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -135