MLB Matchups  >>  Chi Cubs Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Preview 04/23/2013

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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Carlos Villanueva in this game. Villanueva has a 1-0 record and a 1.29 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Reds will be Tony Cingrani. The lefthander has a 1.80 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 154-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Reds on April 22. Bettors who backed the Reds at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Chicago: 5-13 SU
Cincinnati: 12-8 SU
CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

NEXT UP:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, April 24