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MLB BASEBALL

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Righthander Yovani Gallardo will take the mound for the Brewers to start this game. Gallardo is 9-9 this season with a 4.68 ERA.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Homer Bailey. The righthander has a 3.68 ERA to go along with a 8-10 record this season.

The Brewers were an 8-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Diamondbacks on August 22. Bettors who backed the Reds at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 55-72 SU
Cincinnati: 73-55 SU

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

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Milwaukee, Saturday, August 24