Giants face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats
San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
San Francisco looks to complete their NLDS rally from an 0-2 deficit when they visit Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park Thursday in baseball betting action.
The match puts starter Matt Cain for the Giants on the hill facing Mat Latos for the Reds. Cain brings a 16-6 mark to the game, while Latos is 14-4 to date on the season.
Latos has dominated the Giants, while Cain threw a perfect game in 2012 and is the unquestioned ace of the Giants staff.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -110 favorites at Bovada. The total was set at 7, but expected to move lower at shops such as .
This game matches up the No. 6 (Reds) and the No. 1 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 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. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 6-rated defense.
San Francisco won its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Reds on October 10. Bettors who backed the Giants at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Leake and the Reds 8-3 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Giants at Reds trends to consider:
San Francisco is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
San Francisco is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
San Francisco is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against San Francisco