Today the Cubs start a series with the Reds. Let’s see what the Ouija Board has to say after the Cubs lost 2 out of 3 at SLN.
DATE 05_16 8:05_PM May_16_18:17 CIN CHN
LINEAWAY CIN [ 0.361 ] < 0.357 >
STARTAWAY -1.60 Bronson_Arroyo_CIN
LINEHOME CHN [ 0.653 ] < 0.667 >
STARTHOME -0.25 John_Lackey_CHN
The Cubs are heavy favorites at 0.667 which is exactly 2-1. If you want to bet the Cubs today you have to risk $2 to win $1. Bronson Arroyo is having a bad year and is ranked #33 worst MLB player this season. Lackey has fought back and at -0.25 is almost even steven. If he pitches well today he’ll be above average for the season. So the Cubs have home field advantage which gives them 0.54 and a better pitcher. Let’s look at lineups.
CIN has a much better lineup today. here are their relief numbers.
Cubs have better relief pitching but CIN is also well above average and with Arroyo pitching they may need to rely on that today. The Ouija Board is giving the Cubs a very large premium. Perhaps they think Arroyo will finish off his lengthy career like Edwin Jackson. If so the Cubs should get some of their hitting mojo back today. We can only hope.
We only do one of these per series matchup unless the lines move unexpectedly in either direction.