Reds-Cubs Line Monitor May 24

Written by:
Don Shapiro
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The line on the Reds-Cubs game had moved from -155 to -178. The total was 8.   Scroll down for all of the day's previews and consensus plays.

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Important Line and Total Moves

While the line movements have varied wildly from one book to the next, on average, the Cubs line has moved up 10 to 15 points. 

Game Betting Preview

PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Anthony DeSclafani (2-2, 4.60 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.21)

DeSclafani has allowed four runs in four innings in each of his last two starts, including a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last turn as he served up three homers. The 29-year-old has pitched five or fewer innings in five of his nine starts but has 50 strikeouts in 45 innings. DeSclafani is 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA in nine career starts against the Cubs and has shut down Anthony Rizzo (4-for-24, one homer, six strikeouts) while struggling with Kris Bryant (5-for-15, one double).

Hendricks defeated the Washington Nationals in his last turn despite allowing four runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old gave up one earned run and 12 hits over 25 innings in his previous three starts, including a four-hit shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals on May 3. Hendricks is 6-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 14 career starts against the Reds and has repeatedly had issues with Votto (9-for-21 with three homers and 11 walks).

- Dan Shapiro,

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