The Cincinnati Reds are set to clash with the Chicago Cubs at historic Wrigley Field on May 31, 2024, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:20 PM under overcast skies. This game features a pitching duel between the Reds’ Graham Ashcraft, who holds a 4.667 ERA, and the Cubs’ Javier Assad, sporting a more robust 2.172 ERA.

In the 2024 NL Central Division, the Reds currently find themselves in 12th place with a 24-32 record, struggling with only a .430 winning percentage. They’ve managed a 2-4 record within their division, ranking 5th, though their recent form shows some promise with 5 wins in their last 10 games. The Reds have also displayed a mixed performance on the road (10-15) and at home (14-17). Considering their day (10-14) and night game performances (14-14), the team has scored a total of 227 runs while conceding 236.

On the other side, the Cubs, ranking 8th in the same division, hold a slightly better 28-29 record, achieving a .490 winning percentage. They have a 6-10 division record placing them 3rd, but they’ve struggled recently, securing only 2 victories in their last 10 outings. Their home (15-11) and away (13-18) records show inconsistency, with particular struggles in road games. The Cubs have scored 244 runs and allowed 254 so far this season.

As for the betting odds, the Cubs are favored with a HomeTeamMoneyLine of -148, reflecting their slightly better performance this season despite recent struggles. The AwayTeamMoneyLine at +126 suggests slightly lower confidence in the Reds but not without hope. The point spread is set at -1.5, and the over/under total for the game stands at 8.0, indicating expectations for a moderately high-scoring game.