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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Jake Westbrook will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Westbrook is 7-5 this season with a 3.18 ERA.

Westbrook's opponent in this one will be Tony Cingrani. The Reds lefthander has a 2.69 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.

The Cardinals were a 13-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 64-44 SU
Cincinnati: 60-50 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 18 games at home
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Sunday, August 4