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San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Sunday May 12, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -105 / San Francisco Giants -116 -- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
FSOH, NSBA
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The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Cincinnati Reds look for another win after winning four of their last six games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 36 hits and 26 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Yasiel Puig have combined for 64 hits and 32 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Mahle’s second career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 38 hits and 20 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria have combined for 58 hits and 23 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.99 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 3-5 with a 4.21 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 36-75 in their last 111 Sunday games, 1-5 in Mahles last 6 Sunday starts and 1-11 in Mahles last 12 starts. The Giants are 6-22 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series, 1-6 in Bumgarners last 7 Sunday starts and 3-7 in Bumgarners last 10 starts. The Reds are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco, 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the Giants are 1-5 in Bumgarners last 6 home starts vs. Reds. The under is 10-3-2 in Bumgarners last 15 home starts. The under is 13-4-4 in Mahles last 21 road starts.

Mahle has been solid in his last two games, and he's used to pitching on the road with seven of his eight games taking place outside of Cincinnati. Bumgarner has yet to return to the pitcher we're used to seeing and it's getting to the point where it's fair to ask if he'll ever get to that level. With that said, neither of these teams are playing consistent baseball, but the Reds are in better form and taking advantage of these cheap prices with Bumgarner hasn't worked. So, I'll take the Reds and the better price.

Pick:
Cincinnati Reds -105

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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