Friday's contest features the Chicago Cubs (22-27) and the Cincinnati Reds (21-29) facing off at Wrigley Field in what is expected to be a tight matchup, with a projected 4-3 victory for the Cubs according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 2:20 PM ET on May 26.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Justin Steele (6-1) to the mound, while Hunter Greene (0-4) will answer the bell for the Reds.

Reds vs. Cubs Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Reds vs. Cubs Score Prediction

Our pick for this game is Cubs 4, Reds 3.

Total Prediction for Reds vs. Cubs

  • Total Prediction: Over 6.5 runs

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Reds Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Reds have posted a mark of 3-6.
  • When it comes to the total, Cincinnati and its foes are 6-4-0 in its last 10 contests.
  • Bookmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Reds' past 10 games.
  • The Reds have been chosen as underdogs in 37 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (37.8%) in those games.
  • This year, Cincinnati has won seven of 19 games when listed as at least +125 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Reds have an implied victory probability of 44.4% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • The offense for Cincinnati is the No. 17 offense in MLB, scoring 4.3 runs per game (217 total runs).
  • The Reds have pitched to a 5.00 ERA this season, which ranks 27th in baseball.

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Reds Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 21 Yankees L 4-1 Hunter Greene vs Luis Severino
May 22 Cardinals W 6-5 Brandon Williamson vs Jordan Montgomery
May 23 Cardinals L 8-5 Graham Ashcraft vs Adam Wainwright
May 24 Cardinals W 10-3 Ben Lively vs Steven Matz
May 25 Cardinals L 2-1 Luke Weaver vs Miles Mikolas
May 26 @ Cubs - Hunter Greene vs Justin Steele
May 27 @ Cubs - Brandon Williamson vs Jameson Taillon
May 28 @ Cubs - Graham Ashcraft vs Drew Smyly
May 30 @ Red Sox - Ben Lively vs Brayan Bello
May 31 @ Red Sox - Luke Weaver vs James Paxton
June 1 @ Red Sox - Hunter Greene vs Chris Sale