Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:35 AM (Great American Ballpark)
Cincinnati Reds -140 / San Francisco Giants +130 -- O/U: 8.5
The San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds meet in the finale of their four game set in MLB action from the Great American Ballpark on Monday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants will look to win the series after earning a 6-5 win in game three on Sunday. Buster Posey led the Giants with a three run home run and a double while Brandon Crawford added a two run shot and Joe Panik had an RBI as well in the win. Pablo Sandoval and Steven Duggar had a base hit as well in the victory. Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs on five hits while striking out four over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tony Watson got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year while Will Smith closed out the 9th for his 9th save of the season. Drew Pomeranz will start the finale and is 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. In his career, Pomeranz is 2-1 with a 1.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to bounce back and salvage a series split after dropping game three on Sunday. All of Cincinnati’s damage on the board came via the long ball as Eugenio Suarez hit a two run home run while Kyle Farmer, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich each had solo shots in the losing effort. Jose Peraza and Joey Votto each had base hits as well in the loss. Luis Castillo allowed four runs on four hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Raisel Iglesias ended up with the loss, falling to 1-5 on the year as a result. Anthony DeSclafani will start the finale and is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeSclafani is 1-1 with a 6.89 ERA and 13 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 9-2 in their last 11 game four matchups while the under is 5-1 in Pomeranz’s last 6 starts overall. Cincinnati is 0-4 in DeSclafani’s last 4 home starts and 2-7 in their last 9 Monday games while the under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games against the NL West. San Francisco is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams in Cincinnati.
The finale could go either way given how the bats have come alive in the first three games on both sides for the most part. However, Pomeranz has done a good job at keeping runs off of the board in his small sample size against Cincinnati while DeSclafani has been roughed up a bit against the Giants. DeSclafani being favored makes sense as he’s thrown back-to-back shutouts covering 11.2 innings of work, but I just think the plus money holds some value on Monday so I’ll take the Giants and the plus money here.