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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.

Righthander Shelby Miller will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Miller is 10-7 this season with a 2.78 ERA.

Miller's opponent in this one will be Bronson Arroyo. The Reds righthander has a 3.26 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 13-0 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +102 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Reds were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 63-44 SU
Cincinnati: 60-49 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Saturday, August 3