Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Odds Analysis
When a team has been struggling for many years, it’s always fun for MLB betting fans to see them rise back to some level of prominence. That is exactly what the Chicago Cubs have done by securing a playoff spot, but it’s all the more impressive when you consider that this young group of guys are about a year or two ahead of schedule. The Cubs will head to Cincinnati for a 3-game series against the Reds starting on Tuesday.
Taking a Sneak Peek at the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Odds Analysis & TV Info
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park
Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network
Opening Lines: Chicago -129, Cincinnati +119
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 28, 2015
The week didn’t end as well as the Cubs (90-65) would have liked, as they ended up dropping 2 of 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. That is a series they would have loved to have won since it looks as though it’s going to be the Pirates that they face in the Wild Card game. I don’t expect that the Cubs fans will be too downhearted, though, as this has truly been a season to remember.
There have been few teams that have been as fun to watch as the Cubs this season, as they seem to always play without any kind of fear. That is a trait that could make them very dangerous in the postseason if they make it through the Wild Card game. Dan Haren (9-9, 3.83 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs on Tuesday night.
You know you are not having a great season when your consolation prize is that you will not lose 100 games this year. That is what the Cincinnati Reds (63-92) have to look forward to, as the most they can lose now is 99. Given their remaining schedule, there is still the possibility that the 99 losses could happen, as they have a single game with the Nationals to start the week, followed by the Cubs and the Pirates.
The Reds enter the final week of the season on an 8-game losing skid, where their lack of offense has been made all too apparent. This is a team on the brink of hitting bottom, and with a long way to climb just to get back to mediocrity. Josh Smith (0-2, 7.23 ERA) will get the start for the Reds.
Key Betting Trends
- Chi Cubs is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
It’ll be interesting to see if the Cubs give any guys a rest this week, but even if they do, they are more than deep enough at every position to pick up the win here.