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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.

The Dodgers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Chris Capuano in this game. Capuano has a 4-7 record and a 4.53 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Mike Leake who starts for the Reds. Righthander Leake is 11-6 with a 3.51 ERA so far this season.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Rockies on September 4. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Reds were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 83-56 SU
Cincinnati: 79-62 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, September 7