Reds @ Cubs: Predictions, picks and bets


September 8, 2020 9:13 PM

The Cubs and Reds, who are NL Central rivals, go head-to-head in the first meeting of a three-game series.

Chicago currently lead the division, however, according to the sportsbooks, this will be a relatively tight game.

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Can the Cubs score a W or will the Reds be too good?
MLB Bet Hub predictions below πŸ‘‡

Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup


Dimers' Suggested Plays

πŸ”₯ BEST: Total Runs o7.5 
πŸ’΅ Moneyline: Cubs (-105*)
πŸ’ͺ Run Line: Cubs +1.5
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BEST: Over/Under

Total Runs o7.5 has a 59% probability

Our model is predicting somewhat of a slug-fest in this game. In fact, there is a 59 percent chance we see more than 7.5 runs. Both teams have had one of their last two appearances feature at least eight runs or more, which makes this a great bet.


Cubs to win has a 51% probability

The Cubs enter this one having beaten the Cardinals in their last game on the schedule. Our projections suggest that they will carry that form on, taking the Chicago team at the Moneyline.

Run Line

Cubs +1.5 has a 64% probability

Considering they are out top Moneyline pick, it's no surprise that we're also taking them at the Run Line. In fact, our model has identified them as a 64 percent chance of covering, making it a fantastic pick.

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Dimers' take-out

The Cubs currently lead the NL Central and will look to extend that lead against the Reds. According to our data, they should be too strong, and we're expecting them to win and cover. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.

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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.