Cubs vs Reds Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Sunday, October 2

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At Wrigley Field on Sunday, the Chicago Cubs (six consecutive victories) face the Cincinnati Reds at 2:20 PM ET. Marcus Stroman (6-7) is the starter for the Cubs, and Chase Anderson (2-3) for the Reds.

Oddsmakers have made the Cubs a decent moneyline favorite (-176) at home over the Reds (+147). The over/under for the Cubs-Reds game is set at 7.

Cubs vs. Reds Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-176)

Total

7 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -105)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Reds

  • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
Justin Steele 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 60 Day Injury List Back
Rafael Ortega 60 Day Injury List Finger
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Wade Miley Day-to-day Oblique

Reds Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Mike Minor 15 Day Injury List Foot
Robert Dugger 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Justin Dunn 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Lucas Sims 60 Day Injury List Back
Nick Senzel 60 Day Injury List Toe
Joey Votto 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Mike Moustakas 60 Day Injury List Calf
Justin Wilson 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jeff Hoffman 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Aramis Garcia 60 Day Injury List Finger
Tyler Stephenson 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tony Santillan 60 Day Injury List Back

Last Time Out: Cubs and Reds

The Cubs defeated the Reds 2-1 yesterday, with Wade Miley getting the win (2.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K) and Seiya Suzuki leading the way offensively (going 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI). Derek Law (1.00 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Reds.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have entered the game as favorites 49 times this season and won 22, or 44.9%, of those games. Chicago has a record of 2-2 when favored by -176 or more by oddsmakers this season. The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.8% chance of a victory for the Cubs. Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 64 of their 161 games with a total this season. In 161 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 82-79-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 154 .271 (42) .343 (38) .443 (54) 2.7% (84) 23.3% (93) 9.1% (55)
Nico Hoerner 131 .282 (26) .327 (64) .408 (83) 1.8% (114) 11.2% (6) 5.2% (121)
Willson Contreras 111 .241 (-) .345 (-) .461 (-) 4.4% (-) 21.3% (-) 9.0% (-)
Seiya Suzuki 107 .267 (-) .340 (-) .445 (-) 3.3% (-) 24.5% (-) 9.3% (-)
Patrick Wisdom 132 .207 (129) .299 (117) .429 (65) 4.8% (22) 34.5% (134) 10.2% (35)

Reds Betting Records and Team Stats

The Reds have been underdogs in 124 games this season and have come away with the win 48 times (38.7%) in those contests. Cincinnati has a mark of 19-45 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +147 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Reds have a 40.5% chance of walking away with the win. Cincinnati and their opponents have hit the over in 76 of their 163 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Reds have posted a record of 76-87-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Kyle Farmer 143 .255 (71) .316 (87) .388 (108) 2.5% (90) 17.3% (46) 5.5% (119)
Jonathan India 103 .243 (-) .319 (-) .373 (-) 2.4% (-) 21.9% (-) 7.1% (-)
TJ Friedl 70 .242 (-) .317 (-) .443 (-) 3.2% (-) 15.1% (-) 7.9% (-)
Jake Fraley 64 .260 (-) .345 (-) .485 (-) 5.2% (-) 21.4% (-) 10.5% (-)
Dónovan Solano 77 .288 (-) .343 (-) .390 (-) 1.4% (-) 19.4% (-) 6.2% (-)

Cubs vs. Reds Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for Cubs vs. Reds sees the Cubs (-176 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we prefer the over on 7 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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