Giants vs. Reds - 7/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (39-61) at San Francisco Giants (59-41)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
D Straily (5-6) (4.01) vs. M Bumgarner (10-5) (2.21)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -225 / Cincinnati Reds +207 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Reds have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has been killing the ball lately, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 97 hits, Brandon Phillips has 36 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Dan Straily gets the nod, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.01 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Straily is 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use another win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants offense has also been consistent, and they’ve won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 98 hits, Buster Posey has 47 RBI and Brandon Crawford has nine home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 10-5 with a 2.14 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 3-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Giants are 15-5 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Bumgarners last 7 starts. The Giants are 1-4 in Bumgarners last 5 home starts vs. Reds.
The Giants finally got a victory Tuesday night and will need another one, as this second half slump can't last much longer. Bumgarner has been great all season long and should be able to slow down the Reds' bats. I like San Fran to win this series.