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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Mike Leake in this game. Leake has a 5-3 record and a 2.93 ERA this season.

Leake's opponent in this one will be Travis Wood. The Cubs lefthander has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Cincinnati was a 12-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -132 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 39-26 SU
Chicago: 25-37 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's 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 OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Thursday, June 13