Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds & Game Analysis | May 23


By Ed Winchester | May 23, 2022 9:51 AM

The Chicago Cubs visit the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, taking the field at 6:40pm ET on Monday May 23rd, 6:40pm ET. The Cincinnati Reds are 1-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 9 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati and Chicago Betting Info

  • Eight of the Reds’ last nine home games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The underdogs have won four of the Cubs’ last five games.

Chicago Cubs Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .232
Team OBP .311
AVG Runs Scored 4.2
Team ERA 3.93
Team WHIP 1.28
Starters ERA 4.52
Starters WHIP 1.34

Key Players for Chicago

  • David Robertson: 1.88 ERA, 12.56 K/9, 0.98 WHIP
  • Rowan Wick: 1.80 ERA, 10.80 K/9, 1.53 WHIP
  • Kyle Hendricks: 4.89 ERA, 6.35 K/9, 1.33 WHIP
  • Rafael Ortega: .209 Batting Avg, .311 OBP, .308 SLG, .619 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Jonathan Villar: .250 Batting Avg, .292 OBP, .356 SLG, .648 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Willson Contreras: .258 Batting Avg, .382 OBP, .458 SLG, .840 OPS, 24 Runs
  • Andrelton Simmons: .167 Batting Avg, .211 OBP, .167 SLG, .378 OPS, 2 Runs
  • Patrick Wisdom: .219 Batting Avg, .279 OBP, .492 SLG, .771 OPS, 22 Runs
  • Frank J. Schwindel: .226 Batting Avg, .269 OBP, .358 SLG, .627 OPS, 12 Runs
  • Alfonso Rivas: .213 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .344 SLG, .677 OPS, 7 Runs
  • Ian Happ: .276 Batting Avg, .389 OBP, .398 SLG, .787 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Seiya Suzuki: .246 Batting Avg, .342 OBP, .444 SLG, .786 OPS, 17 Runs

Cincinnati Reds Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .218
Team OBP .291
AVG Runs Scored 3.9
Team ERA 5.61
Team WHIP 1.48
Starters ERA 6.39
Starters WHIP 1.54

Key Players for Cincinnati

  • Jeffrey Hoffman: 1.74 ERA, 8.27 K/9, 1.11 WHIP
  • Alexis Díaz: 0.92 ERA, 10.98 K/9, 0.97 WHIP
  • Luis Castillo: 4.60 ERA, 6.89 K/9, 1.15 WHIP
  • Matthew Reynolds: .240 Batting Avg, .356 OBP, .300 SLG, .656 OPS, 6 Runs
  • James Farmer: .227 Batting Avg, .284 OBP, .336 SLG, .620 OPS, 12 Runs
  • Tyler Stephenson: .303 Batting Avg, .357 OBP, .506 SLG, .863 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Michael Moustakas: .232 Batting Avg, .319 OBP, .374 SLG, .693 OPS, 15 Runs
  • Tyler Naquin: .258 Batting Avg, .310 OBP, .467 SLG, .777 OPS, 17 Runs
  • Joseph Votto: .141 Batting Avg, .284 OBP, .212 SLG, .496 OPS, 5 Runs
  • Thomas Pham: .221 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .346 SLG, .679 OPS, 22 Runs
  • Terry Friedl: .179 Batting Avg, .237 OBP, .254 SLG, .491 OPS, 10 Runs

The Reds and Cubs haven’t met since last season on September 8, 2021, where the Chicago Cubs won by a score of 4-1.

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