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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Righthander Edwin Jackson will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Jackson is 7-15 this season with a 4.91 ERA.

The Reds will counter Jackson with Tony Cingrani. Lefthander Cingrani has a 2.63 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +164 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Chicago: 61-82 SU
Cincinnati: 82-63 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs's last 23 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 17-4 SU in their last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, September 11