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Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Great American Ballpark
Cincinnati, OH
The Line
Cincinnati Reds -128 / San Francisco Giants +118 -- O/U: 9
TV Channel
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The San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds meet in game two of their four game set in MLB action from the Great American Ballpark on Saturday night.

The San Francisco Giants will look to keep the ball rolling after taking game one in 11 innings on Friday by a final score of 12-11. Steven Duggar led the Giants with three RBIs, going 3 for 5 at the dish while Stephen Vogt, Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt and Joe Panik each had two RBIs with Panik, Longoria and Vogt hitting a home run while Vogt added a double as well. Brandon Crawford had an RBI to round out San Fran’s scoring as a team in the winning effort while Kevin Pillar, Buster Posey, Tyler Austin and Mike Gerber each had base hits in the win with Gerber’s hit going for a double. Tyler Beede gave up eight runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, not factoring in the decision. Reyes Moronta got the win to improve to 1-2 while Will Smith picked up his 8th save of the season. Dereck Rodriguez will start game two and is 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career start against Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Reds will look to rebound after letting the opener slip away on Friday in the loss. Derek Dietrich led the Reds by going 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs and six RBIs while Kyle Farmer had a home run and two RBIs and Jesse Winker had an RBI while going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Jose Iglesias went 2 for 5 with a double while Yasiel Puig also went 2 for 5 at the dish. Nick Senzel added a base hit as well to round out Cincy’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Sonny Gray went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits, not factoring in the decision. Jared Hughes took the loss, falling to 2-1 on the year. Tanner Roark will start game two and is 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. In his career, Roark is 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 30 strikeouts against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 3-10 in Rodriguez’s last 13 starts and 10-25 in their last 35 road games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Cincinnati is 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 8-0-1 in their last 9 games against the NL West. San Francisco is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Roark has owned the Giants for most of his career, but a lot of those starts came with Washington when the Nationals were a better team than the Reds currently are. Roark is also coming off of his shortest outing of the season where he allowed the most runs, giving up four earned in just 3.2 innings of work. Rodriguez has been up and down as well, but the Giants have to be feeling good after rallying for the win on Friday so I’ll take a shot with San Francisco and the plus money on Saturday.

San Francisco +118

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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