Cubs @ Reds: Predictions, picks and bets


August 28, 2020 10:08 PM

The Reds will look to maintain their strong form when they play the Cubs in the first of a four-game series.

Chicago, on the other hand, will be desperate for a win after dropping two straight to the Tigers.

Will Cincinnati be too strong or can the Cubs turn things around? MLB Bet Hub predictions below πŸ‘‡

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


Dimers' Suggested Plays

πŸ”₯ BEST: Reds +1.5
πŸ’΅ Moneyline: Reds (+120*)
πŸ‘† Over/Under: Over 9
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BEST: Run Line

Reds +1.5 has a 60% probability

Our model has highlighted the Reds at the Run Line as the top pick in this game. Despite winning two consecutive games in convincing fashion, they still come into this one as slight underdogs. It means they are +1.5 at the run line, which we've calculated at 60 percent probability.


Reds to win has a 4.2% edge against the books

The Cubs need a win and are favorites for this game, however, the edge against the books is with the Reds. In fact, our data has suggested they have a 4.2 edge at the Moneyline, making them a great value bet.


Over 9 has a 53% probability

Two of the Cubs' last three games have seen at least 12 runs and we expect that trend to continue in this one. Our projections have the over at 53 percent probability.

Dimers' take-out

The Reds are the team to bet in what should be somewhat of a slug-fest. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.


*odds are correct at time of publishing