A game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds wouldn't exactly be something you'd circle on your calendar this season. But tonight, it's going to be special.
The two teams will face-off in the second edition of the "Field of Dreams" game.
It'll be tough to top last year's version of the game. Tim Anderson hit a walk-off home run against the Yankees to give the White Sox the 9-8 victory.
Let's dive into the odds via WynnBET, as well as my best bet, for tonight's big game.
Cubs vs. Reds Field of Dreams Game Odds, Run Line, and Total
- Cubs +1.5 (-210)
- Reds -1.5 (+170)
- Cubs +100
- Reds -110
- 9.0 (Over -105/Under -115)
Cubs vs. Reds Field of Dreams Game Prediction and Pick
The time to bet on the Cubs is NOT when they're facing a left-handed starter. Their OPS since July 1st goes from .687 against righties, to .594 against lefties. That mark is the third lowest in the Majors during that span.
Tonight, they face left-handed starter, Nick Lodolo. He'll face-off against fellow lefty, Drew Smyly, who has already faced the Reds this season. He gave up three earned runs in 5.2 innings back on May 23.
I think the Reds are the bet to make in this one, but it's probably best to stick to a first five innings bet.
Believe it or not, the Cubs rank first in the Majors in bullpen ERA dating back to July 1. During the same time span, the Reds rank 20.
I'll back the Reds in the first five innings to hopefully avoid that issue, but that also could set up a good live betting opportunity of the Cubs are losing heading into the final innings.
Pick: Reds F5 -120
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