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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Tyler Lyons will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Lefthander Lyons is 2-1 this season with a 2.66 ERA.

Lyons's opponent in this one will be Mat Latos. The Reds righthander has a 2.90 ERA to go along with a 5-0 record this season.

St. Louis was a 9-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Reds. They won as -128 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 40-21 SU
Cincinnati: 36-25 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Sunday, June 9