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July 2, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and San Francisco on Tuesday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tim Lincecum, with a record of 4-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Giants, while the Reds trot Homer Bailey to the mound in this one. He is 4-6 so far in 2013.

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Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as +-166 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Reds and the league No. 3-ranked Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 12-rated defense.

In their last action, San Francisco was an 8-1 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Giants endured an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Reds on Monday, with Mike Kickham throwing 2 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Giants at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 3