On Thursday, a battle of NL Central rivals is on the schedule, with the Cincinnati Reds (29-33) hosting the Chicago Cubs (31-31) at 7:10 PM ET.

The Cubs (+106 underdog moneyline odds to win) visit the Reds (-125). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Cincinnati Reds looking to Hunter Greene (3-2), and Javier Assad (4-1) taking the ball for the Chicago Cubs.

The Reds won their last contest versus the Rockies by a 12-7 score yesterday, with Fernando Cruz picking up the win pitching going one inning without giving up an earned run on one hit. Jonathan India went 1-for-3 with a home run and five RBI to lead them offensively.

The Cubs picked up a 7-6 victory against the White Sox yesterday. Mike Tauchman (2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI) led the way offensively, while Hector Neris got the win on the mound after going one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out two.

Get ready for the Reds vs. Cubs with everything you need to know before Thursday’s baseball action, including viewing options.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 3:16 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Reds (-125, bet $125 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Cubs (+106, bet $100 to win $106)
  • Over/under: 9.5

Reds vs. Cubs: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch Here!)

Reds stats and trends

Reds betting records

  • This season, the Reds have won 15 out of the 26 games, or 57.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season Cincinnati has won 11 of its 21 games, or 52.4%, when favored by at least -125 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Reds, based on the moneyline, is 55.6%.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 29 of its 62 chances.
  • The Reds have an ATS record of 35-26-0 in 61 games with a spread this season.

Hunter Greene (Reds probable starter)

  • The Reds will send Greene (3-2) out to make his 13th start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, when he tossed six innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.44, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 12 games this season. Opponents are batting .210 against him.
  • Greene is looking to collect his sixth quality start of the year.
  • Greene will look to extend a nine-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.9 innings per appearance).
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his 12 outings this season.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 15th in the league with 271 runs while batting .228 as a unit. It has a collective .371 slugging percentage (23rd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 61 home runs (16th in MLB).
  • Greene has thrown six innings, giving up five earned runs on three hits while striking out five against the Cubs this season.
  • The 24-year-old’s 3.44 ERA ranks 39th, 1.160 WHIP ranks 39th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 15th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Reds batting stats

  • The Reds’ 61 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for Cincinnati have combined for a team rank of 21st in the majors with a .375 team slugging percentage.
  • The Reds rank 25th in MLB with a .228 team batting average.
  • Cincinnati has scored 271 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
  • The Reds have an OBP of .310 this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
  • Cincinnati ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 whiffs per contest.

Cubs stats and trends

Cubs betting records

  • The Cubs have been victorious in 16, or 45.7%, of the 35 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Chicago has come away with a win 13 times in 23 chances when named as an underdog of at least +106 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 48.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over in 29 of its 62 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Cubs have posted a record of 27-34-0 against the spread this season.

Javier Assad (Cubs probable starter)

  • Assad gets the start for the Cubs, his 13th of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 63 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, the righty went 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Over 12 games this season, the 26-year-old has a 2.27 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .211 to his opponents.
  • Assad has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Assad will aim to pitch five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 5.3 innings per outing.
  • In three of his 12 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.
  • He will face off against a Reds offense that ranks 27th in the league with 460 total hits (on a .228 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .375 (21st in the league) with 61 total home runs (16th in MLB action).
  • Head-to-head against the Reds this season, Assad has thrown 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out seven.
  • This season, the 26-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.27), 41st in WHIP (1.184), and 32nd in K/9 (8.7) among qualifying pitchers.

Cubs batting stats

  • The Cubs rank 16th in baseball with 61 total home runs.
  • So far this season, Chicago is 23rd in baseball, slugging .371.
  • The Cubs have the 25th-ranked batting average in the league (.228).
  • Averaging 4.4 runs per game (271 total), Chicago is the 15th-highest scoring team in the majors.
  • The Cubs’ .310 on-base percentage is 16th in baseball.
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