MLB Matchups  >>  Cincinnati Reds vs. Chi Cubs Cubs Preview 05/04/2013

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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Reds will give the ball to starter Tony Cingrani in this one. Lefthander Cingrani is 2-0 this season with a 1.50 ERA.

Cingrani's opponent in this one will be Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs righthander has a 3.34 ERA to go along with a 1-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
The Reds were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cincinnati: 16-14 SU
Chicago: 11-18 SU
CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5


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

NEXT UP:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Sunday, May 5