Reds vs. Cubs Prediction for MLB Friday [5/26/2023]

Reds vs. Cubs Prediction for MLB Friday [5/26/2023]

MLB action continues on Friday at 2:20PM ET as the Cincinnati Reds square off with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will send Justin Steele (6-1, 2.20 ERA) to the mound, while the Reds are going with Hunter Greene (0-4, 4.68 ERA).

Dimers' top betting picks for Reds vs. Cubs, as well as game predictions and betting odds, are featured below.


Who Will Win: Reds vs. Cubs

Based on state-of-the-art computer power and data, has simulated Friday's Reds-Cubs MLB game 10,000 times.

Dimers' renowned predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, currently gives the Cubs a 56% chance of winning against the Reds.

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Reds vs. Cubs Current Odds

  • Run Line: Cubs -1.5 (+165), Reds +1.5 (-175)
  • Moneyline: Cubs -145, Reds +125
  • Total: Over/Under 6.5 (-110/-110)

Run Line, Moneyline and Over/Under

The Cubs are -1.5 favorites against the Reds, with +165 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.

For the underdog Reds (+1.5) to cover the run line, PointsBet has the best odds currently on offer at -175.

PointsBet currently has the best moneyline odds for the Cubs at -145. That means you can risk $145 to win $100, for a total payout of $245, if they get the W.

On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Reds at +125, where you can bet $100 to profit $125, earning a total payout of $225, if they win.

The Over/Under sits at 6.5 with PointsBet, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

As always, make sure you check the sportsbooks you have access to in your state for the best MLB odds and lines.

According to DimersBOT, the Reds (+1.5) have a 63% chance of covering the run line, while the 6.5-run Over/Under has a 56% chance of going Over.

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Best Bets for Reds vs. Cubs


Our best bets are based on world-class simulations and wagering expertise to help you make better decisions with the legal sportsbooks in your state.

Although the Reds are more likely to cover the run line, our best bet of Cubs -1.5 is based on the chance of that happening, according to DimersBOT, and the top odds available.

And while the Cubs are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, taking the Reds moneyline is the best option because of the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is crucial to being profitable in the long run.

Reds vs. Cubs Prediction

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Dimers has full coverage of Friday's Reds-Cubs matchup, including pregame predictions, free betting picks, and live updates.

Don't forget, DimersBOT updates frequently, so keep an eye on this article for any changes to our betting insights before Reds vs. Cubs on Friday May 26, 2023.


Reds vs. Cubs 2023

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

  • Who: Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
  • Date: Friday May 26, 2023
  • Time: 2:20PM ET / 11:20AM PT
  • Venue: Wrigley Field

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