Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs | MLB Picks and Predictions

The Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago Cubs for the third consecutive game as both sides strive to climb up the National League Central Division. With one win each in their previous two meetings, it promises to be yet another fascinating encounter.


MLB | Thursday, 16th May 2019 | Great American Ball Park


Money Line:

Cincinnati Reds – Odds: -130.00 (William Hill)

Chicago Cubs – Odds: +110.00 (Bodog)

Run Line:

Cincinnati Reds (-1.5) – Odds: +160.00 (Pinnacle)

Chicago Cubs (+1.5) – Odds: -190.00 (LeoVegas)


Total Runs (8.5):

Over – Odds: -120.00 (Sports Interaction)

Under – Odds: +100.00 (b-Bets)

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds pinched a famous win over the Cubs last time out, with a Yasiel Puig single in the 10th inning. They sit bottom of the pile in the National League Central Division and need to improve on their win loss ratio of 19:24. Nick Senzel smashed two home runs in the last meeting between the sides and he’ll be hoping to go well again here.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs sit top of the National League Central Division with 25 wins and only 15 losses from their 40 games so far this term. Their 10th inning loss to the Reds snapped their 3-game winning streak and they will want to get back to winning ways here. Addison Russell hit two home runs in a losing cause last time out and he’ll be hoping to show similar form here.

MLB Predicted Starting Line-ups


Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs
N. Senzel J. Heyward
J. Votto K. Bryant
M. Lorenzen J. Baez
E. Suarez K. Schwarber
J. Winker W. Contreras
Y. Puig D. Bote
D. Dietrich A. Almora
R. Iglesias A. Russell
C. Casali T. Davis
J. Iglesias Y. Darvish
S. Gray M. Montgomery
R. Stephenson C. Edwards
T. Barnhart B.Brach

MLB Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs | Head-to-Head

The two sides have met an incredible 680 times since 1970 with the Cincinnati Reds leading the head to head record between the teams with 351 wins to 329 losses.

MLB Top Prospects

Chicago Cubs Total Runs:

Over 4 – Odds: -110.00 (Betway)

First 3 Innings:

Chicago Cubs to win – Odds: +100.00 (22Bet) 

Total Runs:

Over 9 – Odds: -105.00 (BetOnline)

MLB Expert Pick

Expert Betting Tip: Chicago Cubs to win & over 8.5 runs in the game