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San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Saturday May 11, 2019, 9:05 PM (EDT)
AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -123 / San Francisco Giants +114 -- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Reds have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 34 hits and 25 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Yasiel Puig have combined for 61 hits and 30 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 35 hits and 18 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria have combined for 56 hits and 22 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-5 with a 4.17 ERA and 93 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in DeSclafani's last 6 starts vs. National League West and 4-0 in DeSclafani's last 4 starts. The Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Samardzija's last 5 Saturday starts and 5-1 in Samardzija's last 6 starts. The Reds are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Francisco and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Samardzija's last 6 home starts. The under is 39-14-2 in Reds last 55 overall.

DeSclafani allowed four this and three earned runs in six innings against the Giants last week, while Samardzija gave up five hits and four earned runs in five innings against the Reds. With both lineups having some success against these pitchers and seeing them just a few days later, you can expect some offensive success in this contest. While these pitchers have been solid for the most part this season overall, I predict some fireworks in this game. Give me the over on this reasonable total. 

Over 7.5

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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