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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Travis Wood in this one. Lefthander Wood is 1-1 this season with a 1.83 ERA.
Starting this game for the Reds will be Mike Leake. The righthander has a 4.26 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -134 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-6 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -245 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Chicago: 5-12 SU
Cincinnati: 11-8 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 23