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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 8-11 record and a 3.17 ERA this season.

It'll be Bronson Arroyo toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Righthander Arroyo is 13-10 with a 3.62 ERA so far this season.

The Cubs were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Dodgers on September 8. Bettors who backed the Reds at +119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 60-82 SU
Cincinnati: 82-62 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, September 10