From Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, we have the Cubs and Reds facing off in an NL Central matchup. The Reds are favored on the money line, with their odds sitting at +107 compared to the Cubs at -126. The over/under line is currently at 8.5 runs.

First pitch for Sunday's matchup is set for 1:40 PM ET. MARQ will be televising this one, and the Cubs will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak, as they are 31-34. The Reds have won seven straight and are 32-33 overall. Starting for the Cubs is Shota Imanaga, while the Reds are going with Frankie Montas.


The Pick: Chicago Cubs Moneyline -126

This game will be played at Great American Ball Park at 1:40 ET on Sunday, June 9th.


  • We have the Cubs winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Reds to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Cincinnati picked up a 4-3 win over the Cubs in the most recent game of this series. The Reds had a two-run lead heading into the 6th inning, and the Cubs could only muster one run in the 8th inning. As for the Reds, they scored the game's go-ahead run in the 5th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Andrew Abbott started for the Reds and picked up the win, going five innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with five strikeouts but issued four walks. As for the Cubs, Ben Brown got the start and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in four innings of work.

TJ Friedl and Jeimer Candelario each homered for the Reds, while Dansby Swanson went 3/4 with an RBI for the Cubs. David Bote also had a three-hit game for Chicago.

Cubs Records & Stats

Chicago is on the road today, looking to pick up a win vs. the Reds as they are 31-34 overall and 7.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. The Cubs are 5th in the NL Central and have gone just 7-15 in divisional games this year. They have dropped three straight games and are losing the series to the Reds 0-3.

At home, the Cubs have gone 18-13 this year compared to 13-21 on the road. Chicago's two-game winning streak as the favorite was snapped in their last game as the favorite. As the underdog, the Cubs have gone 16-21 this year.

When the Cubs are on the road, they are 20-14 against the run line, and they have covered in their last two road games. They are 25-12 against the run line as the underdog, but just 7-21 as the favorite. The Cubs' average run margin in all games is -0.2, but it's -0.9 on the road and +0.5 at home.

The Chicago Cubs are on the road against the Cincinnati Reds today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Cubs' games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 30-32. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 9-5. Overall, 52.3% of their games have had lower lines than 8.5 runs, and their games have gone under the total in their last two games.

Through 11 starts, Shota Imanaga has a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 1.88. He has made six quality starts this year, and his ERA for the season is 1.27 at home compared to 3.19 on the road. Imanaga's last outing came on June 4th, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up one earned run in 4 1/3 innings of work. Before that outing, he had given up at least one homer in three straight starts. The left-hander has been solid this year, but opponents have hit .224 off him this year.

Christopher Morel has been swinging the bat well of late, going 8/30 (.267) over his last nine games with three homers and five RBIs. For the season, Morel is batting just .202, but his 12 homers are 10th in the league and leads the Cubs. Cody Bellinger and Michael Busch are tied for 2nd on the team with eight homers apiece.

As a team, the Cubs are batting just .227, which is 18th in the league, and are also below average in terms of runs per game, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. They are 3rd in the league in walks but are averaging 8 strikeouts per game.

Reds Records & Stats

Cincinnati is hosting the Cubs today with an overall record of 32-33, and they have won seven straight games. The Reds are 6.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central and are 7-5 in divisional matchups this year. Cincinnati's two most recent wins came by way of a two-game sweep of the Brewers.

At home, the Reds are 17-17 this year, and they are 15-16 on the road. So far, they have been good as the favorite, going 17-12, and they are 15-21 as the underdog. Cincinnati has won two straight series and is 7-12-1 in series this year.

The Reds have been a solid run line bet this season, going 35-30 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 21-10 against the run line. They have a positive run differential both overall and on the road, but they have struggled to cover the run line at home, going just 14-20.

When the Cincinnati Reds play at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 30-32. The average over/under line for Reds games is 9 runs, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, their over/under record is 5-6. This season, 50.8% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs, while 32.3% have had lower lines. The under has hit in the last two games.

Frankie Montas will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn't give up a run and picked up the win. In that start vs. the Rockies, he went seven innings and didn't give up a homer, which he had done in three straight outings. Montas has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with a 4.00 ERA. Looking at his home/away splits, Montas has an ERA of 7.44 on the road compared to 2.9 at home. Overall, he has allowed seven homers and is averaging 3.33 walks per nine innings.

Elly De La Cruz and Jeimer Candelario have both been swinging the bat well for the Reds of late, as they have both gone 6/21 in their last five games, with two homers apiece. Candelario comes into the game on an eight-game hitting streak. TJ Friedl has also been hot of late, going 5/16 in his last five games with two homers and six RBIs.

For the season, the Reds are 13th in scoring at 4.4 runs per game. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.7 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .228, which is 17th in the league, and are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts.