Giants vs. Reds MLB Pick

San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds 5/2/16 MLB Pick

Johnny Cueto has been the Giants' best pitcher through the first month of the season but can he lead them to victory tonight against the Reds?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are -160 money line favorites over the Reds, who have odds of +145 to pull off the upset tonight at 7:10PM ET. With Cueto set to face Brandon Finnegan in the pitching matchup, the over/under sits at 7.5 runs.

Bet Tonight's Giants vs. Reds Game

In his last outing, Cueto struck out 11 Padres in route to a complete game shutout in the Giants' 1-0 victory last Tuesday. The right-hander scattered seven hits while walking one to improve his record to 4-1 on the season. Cueto now holds a 2.65 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 33/5 over 37 1/3 innings of work.

While Cueto has been dominant for the Giants, Finnegan has been inconsistent for the Reds. He pitched well last Tuesday against the Mets, although he still allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings. Things fell apart for the lefty in the seventh when he issued a walk to Juan Lagares and then a single to Kevin Plawecki. Manager Bryan Price left Finnegan in to face pinch-hitter Yoenis Cespedes, who deposited the first pitch he saw over the left field wall. Finnegan now owns a 3.86 ERA.

MLB Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

OUR PICK: The Giants are 4-1 in Cueto's last five starts, are 5-1 in their last six games versus the Reds, and are 5-1 in their last six games in Cincinnati. The Reds, meanwhile, have lost 20 of their last 28 games versus a right-handed starter and are 1-5 in their last six home games following a road trip of seven or more days. At a -160 price tag, the Giants are a little steep tonight on the money line but with Cueto on the mound, San Francisco should get the job done.

MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -160

Want More Picks, Predictions & Odds From The Spread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

MLB Headlines

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Red Sox add J.D. Martinez After signing one of the biggest bats in the market on Monday, are the Boston Red Sox emerging as a favorite to win the World Series...
Thumbnail Five MLB Team Totals to Bet Now The 2018 MLB win totals have been posted in Vegas. Here are five teams to bet right now at the betting window.
Thumbnail Cubs add Darvish, 7/1 to win Series Following the signing of free agent starter Yu Darvish, here's a look at the Cubs' odds to win the 2018 World Series.
Thumbnail Martinez fed up with Red Sox Is free agent slugger J.D. Martinez ready to move on from the idea of becoming a Boston Red Sox?
Thumbnail Brewers' World Series Odds Improve The Milwaukee Brewers' World Series odds climbed over night after they added two key pieces to their outfield on Thursday evening.

MLB Team Pages