Nico Hoerner's Chicago Cubs (22-27) and Jonathan India's Cincinnati Reds (21-29) will go head to head in the series opener on Friday, May 26 at Wrigley Field. The matchup will start at 2:20 PM ET.

Bookmakers list the Cubs as -150 moneyline favorites, while giving the underdog Reds +125 moneyline odds to win. Chicago is the run-line favorite (-1.5). The over/under is 6.5 runs for the matchup (with -110 odds on the over and -110 odds to go under).

Cubs vs. Reds Time and TV Channel

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Probable Pitchers: Justin Steele - CHC (6-1, 2.20 ERA) vs Hunter Greene - CIN (0-4, 4.68 ERA)

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Cubs vs. Reds Betting Odds, Run Line and Total

Check out the odds, run line and over/under for this matchup listed on multiple sportsbooks.

Cubs Moneyline Reds Moneyline Run Line Total
DraftKings -145 +125 Cubs (-1.5) 6.5 Bet on this game with DraftKings!
BetMGM -150 +125 Cubs (-1.5) 6.5 Bet on this game with BetMGM!
PointsBet -141 +120 Cubs (-1.5) 6.5 Bet on this game with PointsBet!
Tipico -155 +135 - - Bet on this game with Tipico!

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Cubs vs. Reds Betting Trends and Insights

  • The Cubs have won 12, or 50%, of the 24 games they've played as favorites this season.
  • The Cubs have gone 4-3 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -150 or shorter (57.1% winning percentage).
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60% chance of a victory for Chicago.
  • The Cubs have a 2-1 record across the three games they were a moneyline favorite in their last 10 matchups.
  • In its last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), Chicago and its opponents combined to hit the over eight times.
  • The Reds have won in 14, or 37.8%, of the 37 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, the Reds have come away with a win seven times in 19 chances when named as an underdog of at least +125 or worse on the moneyline.
  • In nine games over the last 10 matchups when set as underdogs by bookmakers, the Reds had a record of 3-6.
  • In the last 10 games with a total, Cincinnati and its opponents have failed to hit the over four times.

Cubs vs. Reds Player Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Nico Hoerner 1.5 (+180) 1.5 (+115) 0.5 (+800) 0.5 (+260)
Dansby Swanson 0.5 (-200) 1.5 (+145) 0.5 (+475) 0.5 (+210)
Yan Gomes 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (+800) 0.5 (+290)
Patrick Wisdom 0.5 (+115) 0.5 (+115) 0.5 (+475) 0.5 (+275)
Ian Happ 0.5 (-133) 0.5 (-133) 0.5 (+625) 0.5 (+230)

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Cubs Futures Odds

Odds MLB Rank NL Central Rank
Win World Series +10000 21st 3rd
Win NL Central +650 - 3rd

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