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Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling San Francisco on Saturday at AT&T Park.
The Giants will rely on Matt Cain to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Johnny Cueto will be his counterpart for the Reds. Matt Cain is 16-5 this season, and Johnny Cueto is 19-9.
Sportsbooks had set the Giants as -123 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Giants and the National League No. 6-rated Reds in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with San Francisco’s No. 3 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at +134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Reds were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the St. Louis staff and losing 1-0 to the Cardinals on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
San Francisco was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They lost as +176 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Giants endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with Ryan Vogelsong throwing 5 innings of 2-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Reds at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
San Francisco is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Cincinnati at San Francisco, Sunday, October 7