Reds vs. Cubs MLB Prediction
Division rivals meet in Chicago to start a new series on Monday when the Cubs host the Reds at 8:05 p.m. ET. The under has been profitable in previous meetings between these two teams but will that hold true tonight?
Cincinnati Reds (+105) at Chicago Cubs (-125); o/u 8.5
8:05 p.m. ET, Monday, July 26, 2021
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Cincinnati Reds DFS SPIN
Joey Votto drilled a three-run homer on Sunday in the Reds’ loss to the Cardinals. Votto put the Reds ahead early with a mammoth three-run shot to right field — his 14th big fly of the season — off righty Johan Oviedo in the opening frame. He also drew a pair of walks in the high-scoring slugfest. The 37-year-old first baseman has homered in three of his last five games.
Chicago Cubs DFS Spin
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Rizzo pulled an inside fastball from Caleb Smith 407 feet over the right-field wall in the first inning for his 12th homer of the season. He added a base hit in the seventh for his second hit of the day. Rizzo had been hitting just .215 in July coming into Sunday’s contest thanks to a 2-for-18 skid over his last five games. The 31-year-old first baseman has a disappointing .244/.343/.431 triple-slash with 12 homers, 36 RBI, and four steals over 362 plate appearances.
Reds vs. Cubs Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in nine of the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Chicago and is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall. The under is also 5-0 in the Reds’ last five road games, is 18-8 in their last 26 games overall and is 6-2 in their last eight games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 39-19-3 in the Cubs’ last 61 games versus National League Central opponents and is 9-2-1 in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: REDS/CUBS UNDER 8.5