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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The fans at Citizens Bank Park will be treated to a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies when they take their seats on Friday.

The Reds will give the ball to starter Tony Cingrani in this one. Lefthander Cingrani is 2-0 this season with a 2.89 ERA.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Cliff Lee. The lefthander has a 2.86 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -160 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Philadelphia was a 10-4 loser in its last match at home against the Indians. They lost as -160 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 25-16 SU
Philadelphia: 19-22 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Cincinnati, Saturday, May 18