The Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds will meet on Thursday from Wrigley. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cubs are coming off of a road trip in which they lost eight games in a row. They’re just 2-8 in their last 10 games and sit 22 games in that in the division. Today against the visit division leading Reds the Cubs will send Chris Volstad to the mound who is pitching to an ERA over 7 this season.
The Reds have one of the best record in baseball although they are coming off a four game losing streak. They’re 5-5 and their last 10 games and have a three-game lead in their division. Tonight they will start Mike Leake who is coming off an impressive outing in his last start. Overall Leake is pitching to a 4.51 ERA in 125 innings of work.
Chicago is 11-4 in their last 15 home games, 0-7 in their last seven games as an underdog, and 0-10 in Volstad’s last 10 starts. Cincinnati is 9-3 in their last 12 road games, 22-7 in their last 29 games overall, and 4-1 in Leake’s last five games as a favorite. Cincinnati is 6-2 in the last eight meeting s of these two.
With Volstad struggling the only play is betting on the Reds at online sports books.