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Reds open home series against Giants

The Cincinnati Reds will open their MLB betting schedule for the month of July on Monday night as they begin a series at Great American Ball Park against the San Francisco Giants.

The Reds and Giants will be meeting for the first time this season this week, with Cincinnati only 4-6 over its past 10 games against San Francisco dating back to last season. The OVER/UNDER went 5-4-1 for totals bettors in those contests.

Bronson Arroyo will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into the contest. Mike Kickham gets the ball for San Francisco; he's 0-2 so far this season.

View San Francisco vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting San Francisco before the first pitch in this match found them as +-163-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Rockies on June 30. Bettors who backed the Giants at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Drew Pomeranz and the Rockies 5-2 on Sunday at Coors Field.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rangers on June 30. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Giants at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 15 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 2