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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Oakland Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Great American Ball Park in an interleague contest.

Righthander Bartolo Colon will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Colon is 14-3 this season with a 2.50 ERA.

The Reds will counter Colon with Homer Bailey. Righthander Bailey has a 3.55 ERA to go along with a 6-10 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -154 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 64-48 SU
Cincinnati: 62-51 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oakland's last 23 games
Oakland is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Toronto, Friday, August 9
Cincinnati home to San Diego, Friday, August 9