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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox (29-54) at Cincinnati Reds (36-48)
Date & Time Tuesday July 3, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -182 / Chicago White Sox +172 --- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
WGN, FSOH
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MLB | Chicago White Sox (29-54) at Cincinnati Reds (36-48)
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Coming up Tuesday from Great American Ball Park, the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds will be continuing their MLB set. 

In the Monday opener, the Reds banged out four runs in the eighth inning on the way to a 5-3 comeback win. 

For Tuesday’s game, the White Sox will be bringing out RHP Lucas Giolito. In his 84.2 innings and 5-7 record this year, Giolito has a 6.59 ERA with 51 Ks and 51 BBs. 

Leading the offensive charge for the Sox this year is Jose Abreu, with 87 hits, 41 runs, 12 homers and 50 RBI coming into this set. On Monday, Abreu whiffed 0-for-3. 

Over on the Reds’ side, they’re rolling out Anthony DeSclafani on Tuesday. DeSclafani has 28.1 innings and a 3-1 record this year, alongside a 4.45 ERA, 24 Ks and nine walks. 

Scooter Gennett led the charge for the Reds entering this series on 101 hits, 48 runs, 13 homers and 54 RBI. In the opener, Gennett had two hits and a run. 

The White Sox are 14-38 in their last 52 in game two of a series and 5-21 in the last 26 Tuesday games. Chicago is also 2-5 in Giolito’s last seven starts and 2-5 in his last seven starts in game two of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Reds are 2-5 in DeSclafani’s last seven starts with four days’ rest and 2-9 in his last 11 starts in game two of a series. The under is 4-1-1 in the Reds’ last six in game two of a series and 4-1 in DeSclafani’s last five starts overall. 

Giolio had a rough three starts last month, allowing 13 earned over that span in 17.1 innings, but bounced back with one earned in 6.1 innings his last time up. As for DeSclafani, he gave up six earned in a three-start span last month then surrendered four earned in 6.1 innings in his last appearance. I’m giving the Reds a minor advantage here, but probably going for the over.

Pick:
Over 9.5

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