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Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Friday May 3, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +134 / Cincinnati Reds -159 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSOH, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.

The San Francisco Giants look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost seven of their last 11 games when scoring five or less runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 27 hits and 11 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Belt have combined for 46 hits and 23 RBI. Tyler Beede will make his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. Beede was 24-35 with a 4.11 ERA and 437 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The Cincinnati Reds could also use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Reds have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or less runs. Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with 26 hits and seven RBI while Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto have combined for 47 hits and 21 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 3.64 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Gray is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day, 4-10 in their last 14 games following a win and 1-6 in their last 7 Friday games. The Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The Giants are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Cincinnati and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Grays last 6 starts overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Giants last 4 games following an off day.

Neither of these teams can score with any consistency, so you might as well flip a coin and decide from there. In terms of this game, the Giants are throwing out Beede, who will be making his major league debut. I have a rule about betting guys who are pitching in the big leagues for the first time, as I have no idea what I'm going to get. Even if they're a highly touted player, you never know how they're going to do against MLB hitting, especially for the first time. I know what Gray brings to the table and the Reds are at home. I'll lay the reasonable price.

Pick:
Cincinnati Reds -159

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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