San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

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Steven Duggar and the San Francisco Giants will head east to Great American Ball Park to face the Cincinnati Reds. This NL showdown will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Ohio to catch the action.

San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds

San Francisco (+140) is the underdog against Cincinnati (-150) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). There’s a runline of Giants +1.5 (-155) and Reds -1.5 (+135) for this matchup.

The Reds are 18-12 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 13-18 straight up (SU). The team has lost 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 3.8 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, have gone 13-18 SU this year and are 12-19 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 2.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 12.9 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Cincinnati games have had an over/under record of 7-22-1 so far in 2019. The Giants have an over/under record of 12-17-2.

Right-hander Tyler Beede is getting the nod for the visiting Giants. Beede has yet to pitch in the majors this year.

The Reds are handing the ball to righty Sonny Gray (0-4, 3.64 ERA), who has 36 strikeouts and eight walks as well as a WHIP of 0.98. Gray did not re a start against the Giants in 2018.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.03 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.82 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.23, along with a K/9 of 8.61.

The Giants offense has slashed .214/.275/.345 on its way to 3.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Steven Duggar and first baseman Brandon Belt have led San Francisco’s offense. Duggar is hitting .241/.281/.375 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Belt is hitting .230 with five homers, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

For the home team, Cincinnati’s pitchers have yielded 3.2 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.21, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.9. The bullpen has a 3.23 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Cincinnati’s offense is putting up 3.5 runs per contest, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .201/.288/.293 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Reds’ offense has been led by shortstop Jose Iglesias and third baseman Eugenio Suarez. Iglesias is hitting .302/.341/.419 with 26 hits, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Suarez’s line is .224/.317/.467 with seven homers, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The Giants have lost 0.7 units and are 6-12 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Reds have lost 1.4 units and are 14-11 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in seven of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under.

Giants at Reds Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • San Francisco has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Cincinnati has nine XBH over its last five.
  • The San Francisco defense has permitted four errors over the last five games, compared to just zero errors for Cincinnati over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • The Giants have an OPS of .620 this season and an OPS of .631 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Reds’ OPS sits at .651 overall and .634 versus righties.