Giants vs. Reds Friday Prediction
The Giants and Reds open a new series from Great American Ballpark tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Tyler Beede set to make his 2019 debut, will the Giants pull off the upset against Sonny Gray and the host Reds?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 3, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Reds to beat the Giants on the money line.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Steven Duggar went 3-for-4 and scored both Giants runs in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday Although he's mostly hit leadoff, Duggar had gone 45 straight starts without scoring multiple runs, a product of both his own struggles and those of his teammates. His first three-hit game of the season still left him with a modest .241/.282/.375 line through 116 at-bats this season. He'd have to take quite a leap forward as a basestealer to have much in the way of fantasy potential.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
According to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, "all expectations" are that top prospect Nick Senzel will make his Reds debut Friday against the Giants. Senzel, the sport's top remaining fantasy-relevant fantasy prospect according to Rotoworld's Christopher Crawford, has hit .257 with a homer and two RBI across 13 appearances for Triple-A Louisville this year. He's not in the lineup for Louisville Thursday night, another sign he's likely on his way to the big leagues. The 23-year-old probably would have joined the Reds sooner if not for an ankle sprain that kept him out most of April. Drafted second overall in 2016 following a standout career at the University of Tennessee, Senzel can hit for both average and power and also offers plus speed. He's worth scooping up in all fantasy formats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are winless in their last four games against the Reds.
The Reds are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven home games versus the Giants.
I’m going to take a flier on the Giants tonight. Beede had a nice spring training and has pitched well in the PCL. With the Giants going no where this season, now is the time to see what the 25-year-old has for the long-term. He projects as a middle-of-the-rotation starter, so it’s not like he’s going to come up and blow anyone away with his stuff. But he’s one of those starters that pitches to contact, limits hard contact and allows his defense to do the work. If he can match what Sonny Gray does to the San Francisco offense and tonight becomes a bullpen game, it’s advantage Giants.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants +135