Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/3/14
San Francisco Giants (37-20) at Cincinnati Reds (26-29)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Tim Lincecum (R) (4-3) (4.176) vs. Homer Bailey (R) (5-3) (5.037)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -115 / San Francisco Giants +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants face off on Tuesday at Great American Ballpark as they play game one of their series.
The Cincinnati Reds were a playoff team a year ago but they are going to need to get into gear if they hope to be part of the post season this year. The Reds are 12-12 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games. As a team the Reds are hitting .241 with Brandon Phillips hitting .270, Todd Frazier hitting .269, and Billy Hamilton hitting .251 with Joey Votto set to return soon. As a team the Reds pitching staff has an ERA of 3.51 with the starters at 3.19 and the bullpen at 4.32. For game one against the Giants the Reds start Hoer Bailey who has won three of his last four starts. For the season Bailey has allowed 76 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 56 over 64.1 innings for a 5-3 record and a 5.04 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants have the best record in baseball and they have shown no signs of slowing down. The Giants are 18-11 on the road, 8-2 in their last 10 games, and have a 7.5 game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Giants are hitting .246 with Angel Pagan hitting .327, Michael Morse hitting .295, Hunter Pence hitting .284, and Buster Posey hitting .264. s a team the Giants pitching staff has an era of 3.02 with the starters at 3.28 and the bullpen at 2.51. For game one in Cincinnati the Giants start Tim Lincecum who left last game in the fifth inning despite not allowing a hit. For the season Lincecum has allowed 65 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 61 over 60.1 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.18 ERA.
Cincinnati is 4-1 in their last five games, 4-1 against the NL West, and 6-1 in Bailey’s last seven starts at home against a team with a winning record. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last five road games, 26-10 in their last 36 games, and 14-4 in Lincecum’s last 18 starts. San Francisco is 1-6 in the last seven meetings of these two.
We have the team with the best record in baseball with their pitcher who knows how to win ugly as a dog, I can’t pass on that.
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