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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 4-2 record and a 2.24 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Homer Bailey. The righthander has a 3.09 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -150 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 5 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 18-29 SU
Cincinnati: 30-18 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs's last 24 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 26