The Chicago Cubs (31-32) will visit the Cincinnati Reds (30-33), Friday at 7:10 PM ET, with the Reds on a five-game winning streak.

The Reds are favored (-114) in an expected evenly matched Game against the Cubs (-107). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Cincinnati Reds looking to Nick Lodolo (5-2), and Justin Steele (0-2) taking the ball for the Chicago Cubs.

Hunter Greene (6.2 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 8 K) picked up the win in the Reds’ 8-4 victory over the Cubs yesterday. Elly De La Cruz led the way offensively, going 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Javier Assad (5.2 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 7 K) was handed the loss for the Cubs.

Prepare for the Reds vs. Cubs with what you need to know ahead of Friday’s game, including viewing options.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Friday at 9:16 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Reds (-114, bet $114 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Cubs (-107, bet $107 to win $100)
  • Over/under: 9

Reds vs. Cubs: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Reds stats and trends

Reds betting records

  • The Reds have been favorites in 27 games this season and won 16 (59.3%) of those contests.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 14-11 in games when oddsmakers favor them by at least -114 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.3% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • Games involving Cincinnati have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 30 of 63 chances this season.
  • The Reds have an ATS record of 36-26-0 in 62 games with a spread this season.

Nick Lodolo (Reds probable starter)

  • The Reds are sending Lodolo (5-2) out to make his ninth start of the season. He is 5-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, when he went six innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.11, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season. Opposing hitters have a .209 batting average against him.
  • Lodolo has three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Lodolo will try to pitch five or more innings for his ninth straight start. He’s averaging 5.8 innings per outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in one of his eight appearances this season.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 13th in the league with 275 runs while batting .227 as a squad. It has a collective .372 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB action) and has hit a total of 63 home runs (16th in MLB).
  • Lodolo has pitched six innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out three against the Cubs this season.

Reds batting stats

  • The Reds’ 62 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for Cincinnati have combined for a team rank of 21st in the majors with a .376 team slugging percentage.
  • The Reds have a team batting average of .229 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.
  • Cincinnati has scored the 11th-most runs in the majors this season with 279 (4.4 per game).
  • The Reds have the 13th-best on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
  • Cincinnati ranks 25th with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.

Cubs stats and trends

Cubs betting records

  • The Cubs have won in 16, or 44.4%, of the 36 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Chicago has come away with a win 15 times in 33 chances when named as an underdog of at least -107 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 51.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 30 of its 63 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Cubs are 27-35-0 against the spread in their 62 games that had a posted line this season.

Justin Steele (Cubs probable starter)

  • Steele gets the start for the Cubs, his eighth of the season. He is 0-2 with a 4.10 ERA and 36 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, the left-hander went five innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering seven hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 28-year-old has a 4.10 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .238 to opposing batters.
  • Steele is trying to record his second quality start of the year in this outing.
  • Steele is trying for his fifth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.3 innings per start.
  • In two of his seven total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.
  • The opposing Reds offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.376) and ranks 18th in home runs hit (62) in all of MLB. They have a collective .229 batting average, and are 28th in the league with 469 total hits and 11th in MLB play scoring 279 runs.
  • Steele has pitched five innings, giving up one earned run on seven hits while striking out five against the Reds this season.

Cubs batting stats

  • The Cubs are 16th in MLB play with 63 home runs. They average one per game.
  • So far this year, Chicago ranks 22nd in the majors with a .372 slugging percentage.
  • The Cubs are 27th in MLB with a .227 batting average.
  • The offense for Chicago is the No. 13 offense in MLB, scoring 4.4 runs per game (275 total runs).
  • The Cubs’ .309 on-base percentage ranks 18th in baseball.
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