Cubs vs. Reds Prediction
The Cincinnati Reds brought the Chicago Cubs back down to Earth on Friday night. Will the Reds give the Cubs another road loss tonight at 7:10PM ET?
955 Chicago Cubs vs. 956 Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, August 10, 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 -120 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 67 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 slip up
Chicago hasn’t been great on the road and the Cubs dropped another game away from home on Friday in a 5-2 loss to the Reds. The Cubs are 63-53 on the season, 22-34 on the road and 59-53 with the under. Chicago has Kyle Hendricks on the mound tonight. He is 8-8 on the season with a 3.06 ERA.
Chicago was held to just five hits on Friday. Nicholas Castellanos continued his strong start with his new team by knocking out his fourth home run already. Anthony Rizzo drove in the other run for the Cubs while Jason Heyward scored the other run. Yu Darvish took the loss to fall to 4-6 on the season. He threw six innings and allowed four runs with nine strikeouts.
Reds staying warm
The Cincinnati Reds have won four of their last five thanks to the victory over the Cubs last night. Cincinnati is 55-59 on the season, 32-27 at home and 67-44 with the under. The Reds have Sonny Gray on the mound tonight. He is 6-6 on the season with a 3.25 ERA.
Trevor Bauer earned his first win with his new team, striking out 11 batters over seven innings while allowing just one run. Raisel Iglesias earned his 23rd save thanks to a scoreless ninth. At the plate, Cincy had three home runs in the win. Eugenio Suarez hit his 31st of the year in a solo shot while Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino also homered.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games and 4-0 in their last four after a loss.
The Reds have won five straight against a right-handed starter, but just 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games.
Gray has been pretty solid over the last six weeks. In three starts against the Cubs, Gray has a 3.63 ERA. Hendricks has been impressive as well, allowing two runs or less in seven straight starts. He has a 2.70 ERA over three starts against the Reds. I hate that the Cubs struggle on the road. It makes them hard to trust, but I think this pitching matchup is pretty even and the Cubs just have the far superior hitting. If Chicago is going to be a legit contender, it has to get on track on the road sometime.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -120