Two Below-Average Teams Going At It
Look at the Chicago Cubs visiting the Cincinnati Reds and the first thing that jumps to mind is that both teams have been horrible to start the season.
Chicago is coming into this one at 16-24, while the Reds are arguably the worst team in baseball, with a record of 12-28.
However, both have played decently the past couple of weeks. Cincinnati is 6-4 in its previous 10 games, while Chicago has split its last 10.
Drew Smyly is going to get the start for Chicago, while Vladimir Gutierrez is the starter for Cincinnati.
Let’s check the latest MLB lines, stats, injury reports, and MLB odds for Cubs vs Reds. We’ve plenty of MLB spreads for you to consider.
Cubs vs Reds Game Information
- Game: Cubs(16-24) vs Reds(12-28)
- Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
- Day/Time: Monday, May 23rd 6:40 p.m. ET
- Cubs vs Reds Live Stream: MLB.tv
Reds Somehow Beat The Blue Jays
The Cincinnati Reds unexpectedly beat the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday in the third of a three-game series.Joey Votto hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning.
Cincinnati’s lone win against the Blue Jays should offer the team some confidence. The Reds only allowed a total of six runs against one of the best offenses in baseball.
Chicago doesn’t have a great offense, and with Gutierrez starting, perhaps the Reds can win this game. Gutierrez has held hitters in the current Chicago hitters to just a .237 batting average.
Cubs Could Be Better
The Chicago Cubs certainly aren’t a great team by any means, but they could be better. This team is 16-24, and may potentially climb in the National League Central standings if it can take care of business against lesser teams.
Every team is better than the Cincinnati Reds as of now, so no excuse for Chicago in this series,.
Drew Smyly has done an excellent job throughout his career against the current Cincinnati Reds’ order, as he’s held hitters to just a .217 batting average.
Cubs vs Reds Head-to-Head
The Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs have met over 2,000 times. The Cubs currently hold the all-time series lead, 1186-1163. It’s the first of 19 games between the teams this season.
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Cubs vs Reds Prediction
Current MLB odds see the Chicago Cubs as a slight favorite, priced at -124.
Cincinnati’s poor record makes it nearly impossible to back them. Look for the Cubs to come away with a close win here and begin the four-game series with a win.
When betting online, take the Chicago Cubs..