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The fans at Great American Ball Park will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds when they take their seats on Monday.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Cliff Lee in this game. Lee has a 2-0 record and a 1.08 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Bronson Arroyo who starts for the Reds. Righthander Arroyo is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA so far this season.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Marlins on April 14. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-7 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +150 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 6-6 SU
Cincinnati: 5-7 SU

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

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 16