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Reds vs Cubs Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 13, 2022Last updated: Aug 13, 2022

The Cubs (46-65) will once again visit the Reds (44-67) in Game 2 of this regular season double header on Saturday, August 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final stretch of the regular season. Catch all the action at 6:40 p.m. ET!

Coming into their next game, the Reds have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Thursday, the score was 2-4 in favor of the Reds. The Reds had two runs to the Cubs four runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Great American Ball Park.

Reds vs Cubs Prediction

The bookmakers at FanDuel think this should be a win for the Cubs, giving them -108 odds for victory. Conversely, Cincinnati is listed at -108. The predicted number of total runs in this ball game is 9.5.

In their last game on Thursday, the Reds defeated the Cubs to the tune of 2-4. So far this season, the team is currently batting .240 thanks in large part to their top hitter, James Farmer, who has a batting average of .263. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 5.04 and a .985 fielding percentage.

The Cubs were beaten by the Reds 2-4 the last time they played on Thursday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .286, with Nicholas Hoerner leading his team hitting .297. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 4.45 and a .983 fielding percentage. Check out our evaluation of the odds and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Reds are without Antonio Santillan (Back), Lucas Sims (Back), Christian Greene (Shoulder), Arthur Warren (Elbow), Connor Overton (Back), Michael Moustakas (Calf), Robert Dugger (Shoulder), Jeffrey Hoffman (Forearm), Aramis Garcia (Finger), Tyler Stephenson (Clavicle), Justin Wilson (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez (Forearm), Daniel Duarte (Elbow), Jonathan India (Lower Leg) and Tejay Antone (Elbow). Meanwhile, the Cubs are without Wade Miley (Shoulder), Manuel Rodríguez (Elbow), Kyle Hendricks (Shoulder), Bradley Wieck (Elbow), Codi Heuer (Elbow), Steven Brault (COVID), Michael Hermosillo (Quad), Adbert Alzolay (Shoulder), Alec Mills (Back), Ethan Roberts (Shoulder) and Jason Heyward (Knee).

Moneyline Pick: Cubs (-108) at FanDuel

The team is anticipating a tight contest as both teams come into the match with the same chances. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Reds won 2-4.

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Reds vs Cubs Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Chicago (-108), Cincinnati (-108) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Chicago -1.5 (+152), Cincinnati 1.5 (-184) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 9.5 Runs (-112), Over 9.5 Runs (-108) at FanDuel

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Reds vs Cubs Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Reds 0.18%, Cubs 0.26%
  • Win % as underdog: Reds 0.52%, Cubs 0.47%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Cincinnati 4-6, Chicago 5-5

Runline Pick: Cubs -1.5 Runs (+152) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Cubs will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 9.5 Total Runs (-112) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Reds have averaged 2.4 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Cubs have recorded 2.4 runs during the same period of time.

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