This season most attention has been given to the Yankees, Rays, Red Sox and A-Rod reaching 600 homers! What we have not seen from the sports news is the real scrabble and fight for the National League Central Division title between the Reds of Cincy and the Cubs of the windy City. If you’re interested take a look at the MLB Betting lines and MLB Odds for MLB at SBGGlobal.com
Presently the Reds are 61-48 (33-23 at home and 28-25 on the road) and the Cardinals are 60-48 (38-18 at home and 22-30 on the Road) and the Cardinals are better at home while the Reds are pretty on home and away games. It’s a bit surprising that in August the Red are in the lead when the Cardinals were picked to win the Division by most. See the MLB Odds on both teams.
In Chicago for a 3 game series the Reds are small favorites to take the series. In a year the St. Louis Cardinals were supposed to run away with the Central, the Reds leading at the beginning of August is a nice surprise. The Reds are in Chicago to begin a three-game series against the Cubs, and the MLB odds makers have the Reds as small -115 MLB betting favorites, and the comeback on the Cubs is -105.
The Reds are fighting to hold off the Cardinals who are only a ½ game back. In the past 10 games, both teams are 6-4, so the Reds have failed to pull away from the Cards. Today Arroyo takes the mound for the Reds and they hoe he can add to their wins, and he presently has won 6 of his last 8 outings and overall is 11-6. For the Cubs they will send Gorzelanny to the mound who is 6-5 and his ERA is 3.48.
Arroyo is 11-6 on the season with a 4.01 ERA. He’s winning, but his ERA is a bit of concern every time out. Arroyo has been solid on the road; he’s 3-1 with an ERA 1.89 in his last 5 road starts and he has moved back and forth from a starter to the bullpen. For the MLB Betting the game has a lot for the interested as the Reds have gone 9-1 with Arroyo in last games and the Cubbies are 0-5 in games with right hand pitchers and have only been able to win 1 or their last 7 games. In this game the Reds are slight betting favorites and if we judge it correctly the Reds will bounce the Cubs and the MLB Odds favor the bettors taking the Reds today at -120 at SBGGlobal.