Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Online Betting, Picks and Predictions

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CHICAGO CUBS CINCINNATI REDS
67-57, 1st in National League Central August 23, 7:10 PM | Grass of Great American Ball Park 53-73, 5th in National League Central
Chi. Cubs at Cincinnati, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, CSN Chicago, FSN Ohio (Cincinnati)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Mike Montgomery (3-6, 3.64 ERA) vs. Reds RH Asher Wojciechowski (3-2, 5.36)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Cubs [M. Montgomery -L] -1½ +110 -140 Ov 10 -104
Cincinnati Reds [A. Wojciechowski -R] +1½ -130 +130 Un 10 -116
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The fans at Great American Ball Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds when they take their seats on Wednesday.

Mike Montgomery will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Left hander Montgomery is 3-6 this season with a 3.36 ERA.

The Reds will counter Montgomery with Asher Wojciechowski. Right hander Wojciechowski has a 5.36 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

Montgomery has posted a 2.76 ERA in eight relief outings since making his last start on July 19 at Atlanta. The 28-year-old is 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA in eight turns this season and has pitched to a 2.57 ERA in 27 relief appearances. Montgomery is 0-1 with a 4.43 ERA in nine career games (one start) against Cincinnati.

Wojciechowski was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 frames by the Cubs on Aug. 14 and gave up two runs over two innings of relief on Saturday at Atlanta. The 28-year-old has pitched well at home, going 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA in eight appearances (four starts). Wojciechowski has surrendered five home runs in 11 1/3 innings over his last three outings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total is sitting at 10.

Slugfests have become the norm when the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds go head-to-head. After overpowering the Reds in a high-scoring contest to open their three-game road series, the Cubs aim for their fifth straight victory when the National League Central rivals clash on Wednesday.

The Cubs lead the NL Central by 2 1/2 games over Milwaukee after outslugging the Reds 13-9 in Tuesday’s series opener. The teams have played five times over the last 10 days, scoring an average of 16.2 runs per contest. Mike Montgomery will make a spot start for the Cubs on Wednesday in place of injured ace Jon Lester, and Chicago would settle for seeing him duplicate his performance from Thursday’s relief stint against the Reds. Montgomery allowed three hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings in Cincinnati’s 13-10 win in Chicago.

The Reds were a 13-9 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (22) was good news for OVER bettors.

Chicago was a 13-9 winner in its last match on the road against the Reds. They won as -156 favorites, while the total score of 22 made winners of OVER bettors.

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Chicago:
Team record: 67-57 SU
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games

Cincinnati:
Team record: 53-73 SU
Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cincinnati’s last 16 games
Cincinnati is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Cincinnati Thursday, August 24

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant left Tuesday’s game after being hit by a pitch on the left hand and will sit out Wednesday, even though X-rays were negative.

2. Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez (10-for-25) and OF Adam Duvall (8-for-27) both are riding seven-game hitting streaks.

3. Chicago C Alex Avila is 7-for-16 during his five-game hitting streak.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -140 and the game will go over 10 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 8, Reds 6 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CHC TEAM CIN
4.92 RUNS 4.79
4.45 RUNS AGNST 5.62
0.47 DIFF -0.83
-$1,735 MONEY -$1,140
4.02 TEAM ERA 5.42
8.54 OFF HITS 8.76
3.77 OFF WALKS 3.53
8.58 OFF Ks 8.02
7.96 DEF HITS 9.22
3.55 DEF WALKS 3.83
8.75 DEF Ks 8.06
INJURIES
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
CINCINNATI REDS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Caleb Cotham P 15-Day Disabled List
Devin Mesoraco C 15-Day Disabled List
A.J Morris P 15-Day Disabled List
Yorman Rodriguez OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chi Cubs’s last 23 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
CINCINNATI REDS
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cincinnati’s last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cincinnati’s last 23 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-16 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Overall Defense 4.9 4 5.6 15
Chi Cubs’s Away Scoring vs Cincinnati’s Home Defense 4.8 7 5.5 15
Chi Cubs’s Road ERA vs Cincinnati’s Home ERA Allowed 3.8 3 4.9 5
Cincinnati’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.8 6 4.5 5
Cincinnati’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 5.1 5 4.1 2
Cincinnati’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 5.2 15 4.5 5
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.
REDS
Reds are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.3 runs per game.
Reds lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Reds have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.0 per game.
Reds are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.7 per game.
Reds lead the league in K’s with 8.0 per game.

 

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