Baseball odds preview - Cincinnati vs. San Francisco
Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and Cincinnati on Sunday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Bronson Arroyo, with a record of 12-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Giants trot Madison Bumgarner to the mound in this one. He is 16-11 so far in 2012.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Giants in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Reds average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.
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.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Giants on October 6. Bettors who backed the Reds at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over San Francisco on Saturday at AT&T Park behind starter Johnny Cueto.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Reds at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
San Francisco is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati home to San Francisco, Tuesday, October 9