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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Shelby Miller in this one. Righthander Miller is 12-9 this season with a 3.12 ERA.

The Reds will counter Miller with Bronson Arroyo. Righthander Arroyo has a 3.66 ERA to go along with a 13-10 record this season.

The Cardinals were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Team records:
St. Louis: 79-59 SU
Cincinnati: 78-61 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
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
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 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 OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Thursday, September 5