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Reds a Lucrative Odds Option vs Giants

The Cincinnati Reds have paid out on the MLB moneyline in seven of their last 10 games against the San Francisco Giants as those two teams meet on the diamond in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks on Thursday night.

The Reds will turn to starting pitcher Johnny Cueto on Thursday night, with the righthander 3-3 with a 2.98 ERA on the season and coming off a win over the White Sox (four runs in 8 1-3 innings). Tim Lincecum (3-2, 2.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants for Thursday night's matchup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cincinnati was a -168 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-3.1 win for the Reds. A 3.6-3.1 result in favor of the Reds is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati (17-17) will face the 17-17 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs San Francisco injuries news.

This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 13 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the San Francisco Giants, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 20 ranked offense (4.03 runs per game) against a San Francisco Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.79 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 7.91 hits per game, less than the San Francisco Giants have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in Tim Hudson's start, as they lost 4-3 against Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 5-1 final on Wednesday in support of Raisel Iglesias at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • San Francisco is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Cincinnati, Friday, May 15th

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