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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.
The Reds will give the ball to starter Mat Latos in this one. Righthander Latos is 2-0 this season with a 1.83 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be Edwin Jackson who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Jackson is 0-4 with a 6.27 ERA so far this season.
The Reds were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Cincinnati: 17-14 SU
Chicago: 11-19 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Cincinnati home to Atlanta, Monday, May 6
Chi Cubs home to Texas, Monday, May 6