The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, looking to sweep their way to the NLCS, in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.
San Francisco puts its faith in starter Ryan Vogelsong to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 14-9. Getting the ball for the Reds is Homer Bailey, who owns a 13-10 record on the season with a 3.68 ERA, and recently threw a no-hitter.
The Reds won twice in San Fran to put themselves in this spot.
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest at 5Dimes. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals (watch for line moves at 5Dimes).
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Reds and the league No. 1-ranked Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 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 (9.2 per nine innings).
Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 9-0 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Cincinnati at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Bronson Arroyo silenced the Giants bats in a 9-0 victory last time out versus San Francisco at AT&T Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Giants at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
San Francisco is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
San Francisco is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Cincinnati, Wednesday, October 10