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The Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Chase Field.

The Reds will trot Johnny Cueto out to the mound in this one. Righthander Cueto has a 4-0 record and a 2.08 ERA this season.

Cueto's opponent in this one will be Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks lefthander has a 4.64 ERA to go along with a 4-6 record this season.

The Reds were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +183 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -148 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Arizona has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 44-30 SU
Arizona: 39-33 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games at home
Arizona is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Arizona's last 24 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Arizona home to Cincinnati, Saturday, June 22