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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

The division rival Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.

Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Samardzija is 8-11 this season with a 4.29 ERA.

It'll be Mike Leake toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Righthander Leake is 12-6 with a 3.46 ERA so far this season.

Chicago won its last outing, a 9-1 result against the Reds on September 10. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 62-82 SU
Cincinnati: 82-64 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 17-5 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 12
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Friday, September 13