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The Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Yankee Stadium in an interleague contest.
The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Mike Leake in this game. Leake has a 7-7 record and a 3.61 ERA this season.
It'll be David Phelps toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Right hander Phelps is 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -108-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total opened at 8.5
New York lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on July 13. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -116 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 51-44
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
Team record: 47-47
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati at NY Yankees Saturday, July 19