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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium.

Righthander Bronson Arroyo will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Arroyo is 1-0 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

It'll be Lance Lynn toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Lynn is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 13-4 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +104 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 5-2 SU
St. Louis: 3-4 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Wednesday, April 10