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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Busch Stadium.

Righthander Mike Leake will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Leake is 11-5 this season with a 3.12 ERA.

It'll be Tyler Lyons toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Lefthander Lyons is 2-4 with a 5.35 ERA so far this season.

The Reds were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Cardinals were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 74-57 SU
St. Louis: 76-54 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 13 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 27