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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Wrigley Field.

The Reds will give the ball to starter Mat Latos in this one. Righthander Latos is 11-3 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Travis Wood. The lefthander has a 3.04 ERA to go along with a 7-8 record this season.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-2 winner at home against the Padres. Bettors on Cincinnati at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Cardinals on August 11. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 65-52 SU
Chicago: 52-65 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 19-4 SU in their last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 13