Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/31/2024]

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/31/2024]

The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds will lock horns in MLB action at Wrigley Field on Friday, starting at 2:20PM ET.

Javier Assad (4-1, 2.17 ERA) will get the ball for the Cubs, pitting him against Graham Ashcraft (4-3, 4.67 ERA) for the Reds.'s in-depth preview of Friday's Reds vs. Cubs matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Reds vs. Cubs Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line

We have used innovative machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the outcome of Friday's MLB game between the Reds and Cubs 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of MLB predictions.

Our popular predictive analytics model gives the Cubs a 55% chance of beating the Reds.

According to our model, the Reds (+1.5) have a 63% chance of covering the run line, while the over/under total of 8.5 runs has a 52% chance of going over.

Reds vs. Cubs Odds [5/31/2024]

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Reds Cubs
Run Line +1.5 (-160) -1.5 (+145)
Moneyline +130 -135
Total o8.5 (-105) u8.5 (-105)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Reds vs. Cubs Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, paired with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks to place on every game, including Reds vs. Cubs. Our MLB best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Reds vs. Cubs Game Information

Friday's MLB matchup between the Cubs and Reds at Wrigley Field is scheduled to start at 2:20PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Reds vs. Cubs includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live scores.

Calling Our Shot: Best Bets

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We predict the Cubs, with a 55% win probability, will likely beat the Reds on Friday.

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