Friday MLB Weather Forecast for Reds vs. Cubs: Rain, Strong Winds Expected at Wrigley Field (May 28)

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Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images. Pictured: The grounds crew runs the tarp across Wrigley Field in Chicago.

  • Strong winds? Plenty of rain? That doesn't sound like the best conditions for baseball on Friday in Chicago.
  • Check out below how the weather could play a major role in your wagering interests when the Cubs play the Reds in a matinee at Wrigley Field.

Reds vs. Cubs Odds

Reds Odds +157
Cubs Odds -172
Over/Under 6.5
Time 2:20 p.m. ET
TV MLB Network

Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” so it’s no surprise Wrigley Field is also synonymous with windy weather conditions.

The wind is often strong at Wrigley and for bettors the key question is which direction are the breezes blowing?

Clearly, heavy winds heading directly out to center field will help long fly balls carry over the wall, turning warning-track shots into potential home runs. From a betting standpoint, this results in more scoring and value toward the over.

On the other hand, strong breezes blowing directly in to home plate can quickly push down sharply struck fly balls, resulting in fewer home runs and runs scored.

The weather forecast for Friday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs is extremely windy, meaning it’s one all bettors need to know about before wagering on the matchup.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest Reds vs. Cubs forecast, including how savvy bettors can take advantage right now.

Reds vs. Cubs Weather Forecast

According to the National Weather Service, there’s an 80% chance of rain at Wrigley Field with very breezy conditions. Steady winds of 25 mph are expected in Chicago, with gusts up to 40 mph as well.

And as Sports Insights’ hourly weather breakdown shows, those winds are expected to blow straight in throughout the scheduled game.

There’s a good chance rain will affect today’s Reds vs. Cubs matchup, but if it does get underway, both offenses will be dealing with 20-mph winds blowing right into their faces as well.

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