Reds vs. Cubs odds, lines: Proven model reveals MLB picks for May 26, 2023 matchup

The Cincinnati Reds (21-29) and the Chicago Cubs (22-27) square off in the first matchup of a three-game series on Friday afternoon. Hunter Greene (0-4, 4.68 ERA) is on the mound for the Reds. Justin Steele (6-1, 2.20 ERA) gets the starting nod for Chicago.

The game is slated to begin at 2:20 p.m. ET from Wrigley Field. Chicago is listed at -165 (risk $165 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Reds vs. Cubs from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 7 (see the latest lines for every game on our MLB odds page).

Before making any Reds vs. Cubs picks, you NEED to see the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It went 331-285 on top-rated MLB money-line picks (+357) over the past two seasons. It has opened the 2023 MLB season on a 26-17 roll on all-top rated MLB picks (+379). Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns!

The model knows Chicago second baseman Nico Hoerner is a solid and consistent contributor at the dish. Hoerner has good patience at the plate and knows how to get on base. The 26-year-old is batting .295 with three home runs and 24 RBI. He rolls into this contest on a three-game hitting streak. In his last contest, Hoerner went 1-for-3 with a base hit.

The model also Cincinnati second baseman Jonathan India plays well on both sides of the diamond. India has a sweet glove with an accurate throwing arm. The 26-year-old also uses his quick hands to turn on pitches at the dish. He has a batting average of .289 with three dingers and 18 RBI. On May 22 versus the St. Louis Cardinals, he went 2-for-5 with a double.

Now, it has set its sights on Reds vs. Cubs. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the run total, and it also says one side of the money line has ALL of the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks.

So who wins Reds vs. Cubs, and which side of the money line has ALL the value? Join SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that is profitable over the past two seasons on top-rated MLB money-line picks!