Reds Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 25, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 25, 2022

Frank Schwindel leads the Chicago Cubs (18-24) into a contest versus the Cincinnati Reds (12-30), following his two-homer performance in an 11-4 victory over the Reds, starting at 6:40 PM ET on Wednesday. Cincinnati (-150 to win) has Luis Castillo on the mound, while Chicago (+126) counters Kyle Hendricks.

The insights in this article use the latest odds as of May 25, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this contest and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Reds vs Cubs Betting Lines

Reds Betting Insights

  • The Reds have entered the game as favorites six times this season and won once.
  • Cincinnati has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -150.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • So far this season, Cincinnati and its opponents have hit the over in 25 of their 42 games with a total.
  • The Reds are 18-24-0 against the spread this season.

Reds Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.1
HR 10
ERA 3.83
K/9 8.48

Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 28 games this season and have come away with the win 12 times (42.9%) in those contests.
  • This season, Chicago has been victorious seven times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of at least +126 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 44.2% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 42 opportunities.
  • The Cubs have an against the spread record of 22-20-0 in 42 games with a line this season.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.7
HR 18
ERA 3.26
K/9 9.99

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks (2-4) takes the mound first for the Cubs in his 10th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.89 ERA in 49 2/3 innings pitched, with 35 strikeouts.
  • The righty’s most recent appearance came on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he went five innings, surrendering seven earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Hendricks will look to extend a five-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.2 innings per appearance).
  • The Cubs are 4-2 in Hendricks’ six starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Hendricks’ team is 5-4 in his nine starts.
  • Hendricks has had nine starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and three of those outings hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 25, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Scott Effross 19 18.2 11.1 9.6 0.6 1.93
Chris Martin 17 15.0 12.0 11.8 1.4 3.00
Mychal Givens 16 15.1 12.9 9.7 2.8 3.52
Rowan Wick 15 15.0 10.8 11.1 0.0 1.80
David Robertson 14 15.1 12.9 3.9 0.6 1.76

Reds Probable Pitcher – Luis Castillo

  • Castillo and his team are 2-1-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • Castillo will look to finish five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • Castillo’s team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
  • In games Castillo has started, his team is 1-2.
  • Games started by Castillo have a 1-2-0 record at hitting the over this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 25, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Reds Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Alexis Diaz 18 19.2 24 0.92 2 1
Hunter Strickland 17 16.1 14 5.51 0 0
Art Warren 16 14.2 15 6.14 1 2
Luis Cessa 15 17.2 12 5.60 2 0
Jeff Hoffman 15 22.2 23 1.59 0 0

Reds Hitting Trends

  • The Reds have hit at least two dingers in seven games this season, and are 3-4 in those contests.
  • The Reds have collected at least five extra-base hits in four games this season, and went 3-1 in those outings.
  • The team has collected at least eight hits in 16 games this season, and is 9-7 in those contests.
  • The Reds have an 8-6 record in games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Reds are 4-2 in games this season when they have drawn at least five walks.

Cubs Hitting Trends

  • They have won seven of the 10 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • In nine games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 5-4.
  • They have a record of 13-6 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have a 12-5 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • They have won four of their nine games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Reds vs. Cubs Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cubs (+126)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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