San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds Matchup

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The San Francisco Giants will head east to play the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio is in line to showcase this NL showdown.

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds Odds

Cincinnati (+100) is the underdog to San Francisco (-110) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at +135 for the Giants -1.5 runs and -155 for the Reds +1.5.

The Giants have gone 61-61 SU this year and are 68-54 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 12.9 units ATS. The Reds, on the other hand, are 52-69 SU and 69-52 ATS. They’ve lost 6.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 4.6 units ATS.

Cincinnati games have an over/under record of 64-53-4 in 2018. The Giants have been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-62-5.

Casey Kelly is getting the nod for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Kelly (0-1, 1.42 ERA) has racked up three strikeouts in 6.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Reds will turn to righty Anthony DeSclafani (6-3, 4.46 ERA) to the mound. DeSclafani has 59 strikeouts and 18 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.22 WHIP. DeSclafani did not pitch in the majors last season.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.16 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.23 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.64, along with a WHIP of 1.35.

Giants hitters have slashed .249/.315/.386 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen, who collectively have blasted 25 home runs. Crawford is slashing .274/.345/.428 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while McCutchen has a .253 average with 14 homers, 52 RBIs and 59 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.28, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7.8 K/9.

The Cincinnati offense has produced 4.5 runs per outing, including 2.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .247/.328/.398 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett and shortstop Jose Peraza have led the Reds’ offense this year. Gennett is hitting .305/.356/.482 with 18 home runs, 70 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Peraza’s line sits at .286/.329/.394 with six homers, 39 RBIs, 63 runs and 18 stolen bases.

The Giants have gained 5.0 units and are 41-31 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 31 of those games, as opposed to 38 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Reds have lost 12.1 units and are 49-41 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 46 of those games, compared to 41 that went under the total.

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • The over has hit in five of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • San Francisco has posted 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit four home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit six over their last 10.