Giants vs. Reds - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (39-60) at San Francisco Giants (58-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Cody Reed (0-4) (6.75) vs. M Cain (1-6) (5.88)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -145 / Cincinnati Reds +135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 96 hits, Brandon Phillips has 36 RBI and Adam Duvall has 23 home runs. Cody Reed gets the ball, and he’s 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Reed’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants are desperate for a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Giants have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.66 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 97 hits, Buster Posey has 47 RBI and Brandon Crawford has nine home runs. Matt Cain takes the hill, and he’s 1-6 with a 5.88 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Cain is 4-5 with a 3.21 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Reeds last 6 starts. The Giants are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 16-37 in Cains last 53 starts. The Reds are 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in San Francisco.
Both of these pitchers have ERAs through the roof and it's tough to lay juice with a Giants team that's been flat out garbage since the All Star break. However, it's only a matter of time before San Fran breaks out of its slump and it plays great ball at home usually. I'll take the Giants at home.