Friday's game at Wrigley Field has the Chicago Cubs (22-27) going head to head against the Cincinnati Reds (21-29) at 2:20 PM ET (on May 26). Our computer prediction projects a close 4-3 victory for the Cubs, so it should be a tight matchup.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Justin Steele (6-1) to the mound, while Hunter Greene (0-4) will get the nod for the Reds.

Cubs vs. Reds Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Reds Score Prediction

Our prediction for this game is Cubs 4, Reds 3.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Reds

  • Total Prediction: Over 6.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Cubs Performance Insights

  • In three games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, the Cubs have a record of 2-1.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Chicago and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight times.
  • The Cubs are 1-1-0 ATS over their last 10 games.
  • The Cubs have entered the game as favorites 24 times this season and won 12, or 50%, of those games.
  • Chicago is 4-3 this season when entering a game favored by -150 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 60%.
  • Chicago ranks 12th in the majors with 232 total runs scored this season.
  • The Cubs' 4.08 team ERA ranks 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 20 @ Phillies L 12-3 Jameson Taillon vs Aaron Nola
May 21 @ Phillies L 2-1 Justin Steele vs Taijuan Walker
May 23 Mets W 7-2 Drew Smyly vs Tylor Megill
May 24 Mets W 4-2 Marcus Stroman vs Kodai Senga
May 25 Mets L 10-1 Kyle Hendricks vs Carlos Carrasco
May 26 Reds - Justin Steele vs Hunter Greene
May 27 Reds - Jameson Taillon vs Brandon Williamson
May 28 Reds - Drew Smyly vs Graham Ashcraft
May 29 Rays - Marcus Stroman vs Shane McClanahan
May 30 Rays - Kyle Hendricks vs Zach Eflin
May 31 Rays - Justin Steele vs TBA