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MLB Field of Dreams Same-Game Parlay Odds, Picks: 3 Bets to Make for Reds vs. Cubs

MLB Field of Dreams Same-Game Parlay Odds, Picks: 3 Bets to Make for Reds vs. Cubs article feature image

Rich Schultz/Getty Images. Pictured: Alfonso Rivas, Christopher Morel and Nelson Velazquez.

  • One of MLB's marquee events is tonight as the Cubs and Reds meet in Dyersville, Iowa, for the Field of Dreams Game.
  • With the national spotlight on these teams, our analyst has concocted a same-game parlay with great betting value.
  • Continue reading for a full breakdown of how to bet tonight's nationally televised matchup.

Cubs vs. Reds Odds

Cubs Odds -105
Reds Odds -115
Over/Under 9 (-105 / -115)
Time 7:15 p.m. ET
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.

Last year at the Field of Dreams, the Yankees and White Sox treated us to a classic finish with Giancarlo Stanton’s go-ahead home run in the ninth before Tim Anderson answered with a walk-off shot of his own.

This year, the Cubs and the Reds will meet in the cornfields as fans all over the country tune in to what has become a marquee game for baseball.

Even though Cincinnati and Chicago aren’t looking toward making a run at the playoffs, they still want to put on a good show for the viewers on the big stage.

The Parlay (+475):

  • Cubs ML
  • Cubs Over 4.5 runs
  • Nelson Velasquez 2+ Total Bases
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Same-Game Parlay — Cubs vs. Reds

Cubs ML

I like the Cubs here. I believe their lineup is a good bit stronger than Cincinnati’s, which mostly has to do with how each team managed the trade deadline.

The Reds got rid of players like Tommy Pham and Brandon Drury while the Cubs held onto guys like Ian Happ and Wilson Contreras.

Cubs starter Drew Smyly has allowed a .207 ISO to right-handed batters this season, but I don’t know if the Reds have the offensive firepower to really make him pay. The only hitters in the Reds’ lineup with an ISO above .200 against left-handed pitching this season is Kyle Farmer.

Cubs Over 4.5 runs

Reds starter Nick Lodolo has allowed a .178 ISO to right-handed hitters this season. The Cubs will roll out an entirely right-handed lineup here, which should make him uncomfortable.

While Lodolo has a 2.87 ERA at home this season, he’s been awful in three starts on the road as he has a 8.49 ERA away from the Great American Ball Park.

If you remember anything about how this ballpark played last year, the Cubs shouldn’t have a problem putting up runs in bunches here. Wilson Contreras, Patrick Wisdom, and Nelson Velasquez all have ISOs above .200 against left-handed pitching this season.

Lodolo allowed two home runs and failed to complete five innings in his last start on the road against the Brewers.

Nelson Velazquez 2+ Total Bases

Nelson Velazquez is a rookie, but he’s started off his major-league career hot at the plate. Concurrently he also has the highest ISO (.405) against left-handed pitching of anyone on the Cubs.

He’s not yet a household name and he’ll likely bat towards the bottom third of the order so I believe there is a value on the price we’re getting here considering the matchup and how we were able to correlate all three legs of the parlay.

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