MLB Game Preview - Giants underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati
San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and San Francisco on Wednesday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Tony Cingrani in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-0 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Barry Zito, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Reds and the National League No. 3-rated Giants in this matchup.
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. 11 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 (9.1 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -178 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Homer Bailey shut down the Giants in their last game, striking out 9 in a 3-0 shutout over San Francisco in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Giants at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 17 games
San Francisco at Cincinnati, Thursday, July 4