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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Houston Astros

The Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

Righthander Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Cueto is 4-2 this season with a 3.33 ERA.

Cueto's opponent in this one will be Erik Bedard. The Astros lefthander has a 4.65 ERA to go along with a 3-9 record this season.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Astros were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 84-66 SU
Houston: 51-98 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cincinnati
Houston is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 17