MLB Prop Bets: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs – June 29, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs - June 29, 2022
2022-06-29 20:05:00 EDT

The Cincinnati Reds (26-47) face the Chicago Cubs (28-46) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday at 8:05pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Hunter Greene is the probable pitcher for the Reds, while Justin Steele is the probable pitcher for the Cubs. The Cubs are favored to win at -136, while the Reds are at +115.

  • The Reds have a 38-32-3 O/U record this season (meaning 38 games have gone over the total runs line, 32 have gone under and three have resulted in a push). The Cubs have a 34-35-5 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Reds are averaging 4.4 runs per game this season (T16th in the league). Comparatively, the Cubs are averaging 4.2 (19th).
  • In the field, the Reds are allowing a whopping 5.4 runs per game this season (29th in the league), while the Cubs are allowing an average of 5.3 runs (27th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Reds are at .241 (ranking 16th in the Major Leagues), while the Cubs are batting .245 (13th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Cubs have hit 71 (T19th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Reds have managed 68 (T21st).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Reds have recorded 306 RBIs to rank 16th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Cubs have recorded 293 RBIs to rank 22nd.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Cubs have an earned run average of 4.85 this season (27th in the Majors), while the Reds have an ERA of 5.32 (30th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Reds have recorded 639 this season, ranking 11th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Cubs rank 9th for total strikeouts, recording 649.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .252 against the Cubs this season (24th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Reds’ opponents are at .253 (25th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Here are their first innings moneyline records in 2022.
  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Reds 13-15-45 11-7-17 2-8-28 9-12-32 4-3-13 0-0-0 0-1-9
  • Cubs 26-17-31 18-6-15 8-11-16 12-10-20 14-7-11 0-0-0 1-5-4

Lead After Three Innings

  • Here are their records after the first three innings in 2022.
  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Reds 24-31-18 17-13-5 7-18-13 14-25-14 10-6-4 0-0-0 3-4-2
  • Cubs 30-29-15 20-11-8 10-18-7 17-17-8 13-12-7 0-0-0 3-6-1


  • The NRFI is 42-31 in Reds games this season. The Cubs have a 30-44 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Reds recorded a 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field yesterday. Jonathan India was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a single and recording 3 RBIs. The Reds have now won three straight against the Cubs.

Robert Steele's Free Pick:

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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