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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park.

Scott Feldman will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Feldman is 4-3 this season with a 2.19 ERA.

It'll be Bronson Arroyo toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Righthander Arroyo is 4-4 with a 3.28 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Cincinnati was a 7-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 18-28 SU
Cincinnati: 29-18 SU

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

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 25