Saturday's game at Wrigley Field has the Chicago Cubs (22-28) taking on the Cincinnati Reds (22-29) at 7:15 PM ET (on May 27). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 6-5 victory for the Cubs, so expect a competitive matchup.

The Cubs will give the nod to Jameson Taillon (0-3, 7.76 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 1 on the season, and the Reds will counter with Brandon Williamson.

Cubs vs. Reds Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 7:15 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Watch on TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Reds Score Prediction

Our prediction for this contest is Cubs 6, Reds 5.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Reds

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Cubs Performance Insights

  • The Cubs have played as the favorite in four of their past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Chicago and its opponents have failed to hit the over twice.
  • The Cubs have a record of 1-2-0 ATS over their last 10 games.
  • This season, the Cubs have won 12 out of the 25 games, or 48%, in which they've been favored.
  • This season Chicago has won two of its five games when favored by at least -175 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 63.6%.
  • Chicago has scored the 13th-most runs in the majors this season with 232 (4.6 per game).
  • The Cubs' 4.16 team ERA ranks 15th among all league pitching staffs.

Reds Performance Insights

  • The Reds have played as the underdog in 10 of their past 10 games and have gone 4-6 in those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Cincinnati and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total six times.
  • The Reds have covered the runline in the one of their previous 10 games that had a set spread.
  • The Reds have been victorious in 15, or 39.5%, of the 38 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Cincinnati has a win-loss record of 5-8 when favored by +145 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Reds have a 40.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • The offense for Cincinnati is the No. 18 offense in the majors, scoring 4.4 runs per game (226 total runs).
  • The Reds have pitched to a 4.90 ERA this season, which ranks 27th in baseball.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 21 @ Phillies L 2-1 Justin Steele vs Taijuan Walker
May 23 Mets W 7-2 Drew Smyly vs Tylor Megill
May 24 Mets W 4-2 Marcus Stroman vs Kodai Senga
May 25 Mets L 10-1 Kyle Hendricks vs Carlos Carrasco
May 26 Reds L 9-0 Justin Steele vs Hunter Greene
May 27 Reds - Jameson Taillon vs Brandon Williamson
May 28 Reds - Drew Smyly vs Graham Ashcraft
May 29 Rays - Marcus Stroman vs Shane McClanahan
May 30 Rays - Kyle Hendricks vs Zach Eflin
May 31 Rays - Justin Steele vs TBA
June 2 @ Padres - Jameson Taillon vs Michael Wacha

Reds Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 W 9-0 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
June 2 Brewers - Brandon Williamson vs Corbin Burnes