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San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (14-28) at San Francisco Giants (21-21)
Date & Time Tuesday May 15, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants -136 / Cincinnati Reds +126 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Cincinnati Reds (14-28) at San Francisco Giants (21-21)
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The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a bounce back victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Reds have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won seven of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 48 hits and 24 RBI while Jose Peraza and Joey Votto have combined for 88 hits and 33 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Mahle’s first career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Giants have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads the Giants with 41 hits and 21 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 77 hits and 30 RBI. Ty Blach gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.20 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Blach is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League West. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 3-9 in their last 12 Tuesday games and 4-10 in Blachs last 14 starts. The Reds are 13-7 in the last 20 meetings in San Francisco and the under is 4-2 in the last 6 meetings.

Mahle has been pretty solid this season, allowing no more than three runs in each of his last five starts and his homerun issues will be fixed in this massive ballpark. Blach is coming off a rough performance against the Phillies and has an ERA over five at home this season. This may be a spot to take the Reds and the plus money, but the Reds are who we thought they were and I'm not getting on the badwagon just because they put together a winning streak against the struggling Dodgers. The Giants have caught fire at home and really hit the ball well at AT&T. I'll lay the cheap price with the home team.

San Francisco Giants -136

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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