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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Homer Bailey will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Bailey is 3-4 this season with a 3.84 ERA.

It'll be Scott Feldman toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Righthander Feldman is 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA so far this season.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Cardinals on June 9. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +116 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 37-26 SU
Chicago: 25-35 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 11