Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds 9-2-23 MLB Odds, Analysis, and Tips

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds 9/2/23 – Today, in baseball betting picks, all eyes will be on the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in an exhilarating contest. Starting pitchers Javier Assad and Andrew Abbott hold the key to the outcome of this highly-anticipated matchup. Stay tuned and place your bets now.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

Date & Time: Saturday, September 2, 2023 6:40 PM ET
Location: Great American Ball Park


Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds 9/2/23 Betting Odds

Cubs-110-1.5 (+131)9.5 over (+100)
Reds+100+1.5 (-161)9.5 under (-120)

Chicago Cubs Analysis

The Chicago Cubs enter each season as an offensive powerhouse. Their impressive batting average of 0.253 and 668 runs demonstrate their impressive production ability; their astounding 158 homers can change the course of games with one swing. Their on-base percentage (0.328) and slugging percentage (0.416) demonstrate this strength on offense, as does their capacity for hitting hard with power hits.

Javier Assad has quickly established himself as one of the Chicago Cubs’ key pitchers this season, recording 3 wins and 2 losses with an earned run average of 2.96 and walks and hits per inning pitched of 1.2 to keep their team competitive. Furthermore, striking out 60 batters over 79 innings shows how effectively Javier has controlled and dictated the pace of his games.

Cincinnati Reds Analysis

Cincinnati Reds bring their offense into this matchup, showing off their capacity for producing runs with an outstanding batting average of 0.247 and their impressive run total of 641 runs. While their home run count of 154 falls just short of that of the Cubs’ team, Cincinnati makes up for it by consistently hitting balls out to generate runs; their on-base percentage of 0.323 and slugging percentage of 0.410 prove their balanced approach offensively.

Andrew Abbott will step onto the mound for the Cincinnati Reds this season and is prepared for its challenge. Boasting an 8-4 record, Abbott has proven his ability to secure victories for his team with an earned run average of 3.35 and walks/hits per inning pitched ratio of 1.22; additionally, his 99 strikeouts over 88.2 innings demonstrate his skill at overpowering opposing batters.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Against the Spread

The Chicago Cubs enter this contest as -110 moneyline favorites and have seen four out of their last five games go under. This might suggest lower-scoring games due to their pitching staff’s ability to keep opposing offenses in check. Furthermore, their success on the road cannot be discounted as 8 of 10 away games went over in terms of total runs generated – demonstrating they can create runs regardless of location.

Conversely, with their +100 moneyline, the Cincinnati Reds have struggled with inconsistency recently, only winning one game out of their last five contests and drawing only 1 victory from those five contests. This performance could impact bettors considering them as potential picks. Notably, nine out of eleven matchups between Cincinnati and Chicago Cubs saw totals go over in most games; this indicates an explosive contest, while their home performance has seen 13 of 14 totals going under for greater offense output within Great American Ball Park confines.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Pick

When considering the odds and team performances, here are our picks for this game:

Moneyline: Cubs -110

The Cubs’ recent solid performances and historical record against the Reds make them a favorable choice on the moneyline.

Spread: Cubs -1.5 (+131)

They will likely cover the spread with the Cubs’ offensive firepower and the potential for a quality start from Javier Assad.

Total: 9.5 under (-120)

The betting trend of the total going under in most Cubs’ recent games aligns with our prediction of a slightly lower-scoring affair.

Prediction: 4-5 Chicago Cubs win

As the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds prepare to clash, the starting pitchers and team performances provide valuable insights into what promises to be an exhilarating game. We’ve formulated our predictions and picks by analyzing offensive statistics, betting trends, and team dynamics. As fans and bettors eagerly await the game, the Canadian sportsbook will be bustling with anticipation for this captivating matchup.