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San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (14-29) at San Francisco Giants (22-21)
Date & Time Wednesday May 16, 2018, 3:45 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants -135 / Cincinnati Reds +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Cincinnati Reds could use a win here after winning six of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won six of heir last 10 games when scoring at least three runs. Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 50 hits and 24 RBI while Jose Peraza and Joey Votto have combined for 88 hits and 33 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Giants have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The San Francisco Giants have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 42 hits and 15 RBI while Brandon Belt and Buster Posey have combined for 82 hits and 37 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career game against the Reds.

The Reds are 30-61 in their last 91 road games, 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The Reds are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco, 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings.

The Cincinnati Reds are back to looking like the Cincinnati Reds, a team that just finds ways to lose games. I'm also not ready to trust Harvey despite some decent play for the Reds, as he's still a pitcher who has been god awful the last two seasons. The San Francisco Giants also play their best baseball by far at home and have an offense that rakes in that big park. Hard not to take the Giants to complete the sweep at home with a quick turnaround. 

San Francisco Giants -135

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