Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Lines

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The Cubs will play the Reds on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 12:35 pm ET. Check network listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage. Our opening pitch flys at Eastern Standard, make sure you adjust for your local timezone.

Matchup Pitchers
  • Cubs - A. Sampson - R
  • Reds - T. Mahle - R

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Best Money Line Bets
Underdog

Chicago Cubs
Favorite

Cincinnati Reds
+244 Sb3gen1 -270 Sb3gen2
+235 Sb3gen3 -274 Sb3gen1
+225 Sb3gen2 -290 Sb3gen3
Here are money lines for the outright winner. Favorite Cincinnati Reds has a minus value. Lay $270 at Sb3gen2 to win $100. Underdog Chicago Cubs has a positive value. Risk $100 at Sb3gen1 to win $244.
Best Over and Under Total Lines
OverUnder
9.5o -115 Sb3gen1 9.5u -105 Sb3gen1
9.5o -115 Sb3gen2 9.5u -105 Sb3gen2
9.5o -115 Sb3gen3 9.5u -105 Sb3gen3
The over under line estimates the combined total of each team's final score. Sb3gen1 has the best over line of 9.5 points laying $115 to win $100. Sb3gen1 has the best under line of 9.5 u -105.
Best Underdog and Favorite Run Line Bets
Underdog

Chicago Cubs
Favorite

Cincinnati Reds
+1.5 +140 Sb3gen1 -1.5 -150 Sb3gen3
+1.5 +135 Sb3gen2 -1.5 -155 Sb3gen2
+1.5 +130 Sb3gen3 -1.5 -160 Sb3gen1
SportsBetting3.com has analyzed the latest lines. Review our "Best Run Line Bets" table above to smash the books this Wednesday. Sb3gen3 has the best favorite Cincinnati Reds run line at -1.5 points. Sb3gen1 has the best underdog Chicago Cubs run line at +1.5 points.

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MLB World Series Odds

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Chicago Cubs World Series Odds
OutcomeSB3Gen SB3Gen

Cached 2021-12-05 17:33:25
Cincinnati Reds World Series Odds
OutcomeSB3Gen SB3Gen

Cached 2021-12-05 17:33:25

Team Standings

Season Standings
Team W L Pct GB Home Away Strk L10
Chicago Cubs
71 91 0.438 36.0 71-91 39-42 W2 65-77
Cincinnati Reds
83 79 0.512 24.0 83-79 44-37 W1 74-68

Chicago Cubs Batting Stats

2021 Chicago Cubs Batting
Top 12 by Games Played
Player GP R H HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ian Happ
CF
148 63 105 25 66 62 156 0.226
Willson Contreras
C
128 61 98 21 57 52 138 0.237
Patrick Wisdom
3B
106 54 78 28 61 32 153 0.231
Jason Heyward
RF
104 35 69 8 30 27 68 0.214
Rafael Ortega
LF
103 44 86 11 33 30 70 0.291
Matt Duffy
3B
98 45 83 5 30 25 63 0.287
David Bote
2B
97 32 58 8 35 27 73 0.199
Kris Bryant
RF
93 58 87 18 51 39 89 0.267
Anthony Rizzo
1B
92 41 80 14 40 36 59 0.248
Javier Baez
SS
91 48 83 22 65 15 131 0.248
Sergio Alcantara
SS
89 30 45 5 17 30 74 0.205
Eric Sogard
3B
78 16 42 1 12 9 30 0.249

Cincinnati Reds Batting Stats

2021 Cincinnati Reds Batting
Top 12 by Games Played
Player GP R H HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan India
3B
150 98 143 21 69 71 141 0.269
Kyle Farmer
SS
147 60 127 16 63 22 97 0.263
Eugenio Suarez
3B
145 71 100 31 79 56 171 0.198
Nick Castellanos
RF
138 95 164 34 100 41 121 0.309
Tyler Stephenson
C
132 56 100 10 45 41 75 0.286
Joey Votto
1B
129 73 119 36 99 77 127 0.266
Tyler Naquin
RF
127 52 111 19 70 35 106 0.270
Tucker Barnhart
C
116 41 86 7 48 29 100 0.247
Jesse Winker
RF
110 77 129 24 71 53 75 0.305
Shogo Akiyama
LF
88 16 33 0 12 14 40 0.204
Aristides Aquino
LF
84 25 33 10 23 27 75 0.190
Amir Garrett
RP
63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

Chicago Cubs Pitching Stats

2021 Chicago Cubs Pitching
Top 12 by Wins and Games Played
Player GP W L SV HLD IP K WHIP ERA
Kyle Hendricks
SP
32 14 7 0 0 181.0 131 1.35 4.77
Zach Davies
SP
32 6 12 0 0 148.0 114 1.60 5.78
Alec Mills
SP
32 6 7 1 0 119.0 87 1.44 5.07
Adbert Alzolay
SP
30 5 13 1 0 125.2 128 1.16 4.58
Jake Arrieta
SP
20 5 11 0 0 86.1 74 1.76 6.88
Justin Steele
RP
20 4 4 0 1 57.0 59 1.35 4.26
Trevor Williams
SP
13 4 2 0 0 58.2 61 1.53 5.06
Rex Brothers
RP
57 3 2 1 8 53.0 75 1.43 5.26
Keegan Thompson
SP
32 3 3 1 1 53.1 55 1.48 3.38
Codi Dalton Heuer
SP
25 3 3 2 4 28.2 17 1.15 3.14
Codi Heuer
RP
25 3 3 2 4 28.2 17 1.15 3.14
Manuel Rodriguez
RP
20 3 3 1 1 17.2 16 1.70 6.11

Cincinnati Reds Pitching Stats

2021 Cincinnati Reds Pitching
Top 12 by Wins and Games Played
Player GP W L SV HLD IP K WHIP ERA
Tyler Mahle
SP
33 13 6 0 0 180.0 210 1.23 3.75
Wade Miley
SP
28 12 7 0 0 163.0 125 1.33 3.37
Vladimir Gutierrez
SP
22 9 6 0 0 114.0 88 1.41 4.74
Luis Castillo
SP
33 8 16 0 0 187.2 192 1.36 3.98
Sonny Gray
SP
26 7 9 0 0 135.1 155 1.22 4.19
Lucas Sims
SP
47 5 3 7 8 47.0 76 1.11 4.40
Ryan Hendrix
RP
36 5 1 0 3 31.2 35 1.55 5.97
Sean Doolittle
RP
45 3 1 1 4 38.1 41 1.51 4.46
Jeff Hoffman
SP
31 3 5 0 2 73.0 79 1.58 4.56
Art Warren
RP
26 3 0 0 1 21.0 34 0.90 1.29
Heath Hembree
RP
45 2 7 8 6 42.1 68 1.20 6.38
Luis Cessa
RP
24 2 1 0 3 26.1 23 0.99 2.05

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