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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.
Righthander Homer Bailey will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Bailey is 7-10 this season with a 3.73 ERA.
Bailey's opponent in this one will be Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs righthander has a 4.23 ERA to go along with a 6-11 record this season.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Cubs on August 12. Bettors who backed the Reds at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Cincinnati: 66-52 SU
Chicago: 52-66 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Wednesday, August 14