Reds vs. Giants - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (17-18) at Cincinnati Reds (18-17)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
R Vogelsong (1-2) (5.67) vs. M Leake (2-1) (2.36)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -130 / San Francisco Giants +120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BAY, FSN-OH
The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds play game three of their series Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Giants have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Angel Pagan leads San Fran with 45 hits and 10 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 35 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have split their last eight games on the road. Ryan Vogelsong gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Vogelsong is 3-4 with a 4.52 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Reds have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 39 hits and 21 RBI while Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart have combined for 40 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Mike Leake takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-1 with a 3.83 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 vs. National League Central and 6-2 in Vogelsongs last 8 starts. The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 5-12 in Leakes last 17 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in Vogelsongs last 5 starts vs. Reds and the Reds are 6-2 in Leakes last 8 starts vs. Giants.
Neither team is playing consistent ball, but the Giants just produced 10 runs in Friday's win. I'll go with the team that's confident and getting the plus money.