Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Spread Analysis

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 13, 2016 in

With the salaries the way they are in baseball, you can generally count on a certain percentage of the teams in the MLB being in some stage of the rebuilding process. For some, that process is going to take longer than others, especially with so much riding on the performance of the prospects picked up during the salary dumping years. When those prospects deliver, the fortunes of a team can change in the blink of an eye. Such was the case with the Chicago Cubs last season, as they went from nowhere to a contender over the course of a couple of months. They made some tweaks in the offseason to strengthen the squad even further, and they now look like the team to beat in the NL. The Cincinnati Reds are a little further behind in the rebuilding process, but they are off to an encouraging start to this season. These two will hook up in the final leg of a 3-game series in Chicago on Thursday night. Keep up to date with all the Major League Basbeball odds on this one at

How To Bet The Reds Vs Cubs MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Starting Pitchers: Reds: Raisel Iglesias Vs Cubs: Jason Hammel
Radio: Reds and Cubs
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo

Why bet on the Cincinnati Reds

The Reds (5-2) didn’t really raise too many eyebrows by opening the season with a sweep against the awful Philadelphia Phillies, but they certainly made people sit up and take notice when they took 2 of 3 from the Pittsburgh Pirates. While it’s altogether too early in the year to get excited about what the Reds are up to, there are some very definite signs that this season is going to be a lot more palatable for fans in Cincinnati. The Key to their continued success will be the performance of the pitching staff, which currently has a combined ERA that is 7th best in the league Raisel Iglesias (1-0, 2.31 ERA) will be than man charged with keeping the Cubs offense in check on Thursday night.

Why bet on the Chicago Cubs

Professional sports definitely operates on a “what have you done for me lately” basis, which is why it was important for the Chicago Cubs (6-1) to come out and make a statement early. A stuttering start would quickly have MLB fans pegging them as a one-season wonder, but it doesn’t look as though that talk is going to get started, at least not yet. The Cubs aren’t just winning, they are blowing their opponents out of the water. They have already amassed 47 runs, but also have the best team ERA in baseball. If early indications are anything to go by, this is the team to beat this season. Jason Hammel (0-0, 1.50 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs on Thursday.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Cincinnati Reds have been a nice story in the first couple of weeks, but they are living in the shadow of this Cubs team right now, as many teams are. I like Chicago to come away with a comfortable win in this one.

Final Score Prediction:Cincinnati Reds 2 Chicago Cubs 6