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Reds vs. Giants - 5/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants (17-17) at Cincinnati Reds (17-17)
Date & Time Friday May 15, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +142 / San Francisco Giants -152 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
CSN-BAY, FSN-OH
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MLB | San Francisco Giants (17-17) at Cincinnati Reds (17-17)
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The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds play game two of their series Friday night.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Giants have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 45 hits and nine RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 32 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have lost four of their last six games on the road. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 13 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 and Brandon Phillips have combined for 74 hits and 36 RBI while Todd Frazier leads Cincy with 23 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last seven games on their home field. Jason Marquis takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.66 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Marquis is 7-5 with a 2.95 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 15-5 in Bumgarners last 20 starts. The Reds are 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 12-4 in their last 16 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Giants are 2-5 in Bumgarners last 7 starts vs. Reds.

The Giants aren't exactly playing great ball recently, and the Reds have beaten Bumgarner in five of his last seven starts. I'll take the juicy plus money and the home team here. 

Pick:
Cincinnati Reds +142

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