Reds vs. Giants Monday Prediction
The suddenly red-hot Cincinnati Reds will continue their west coast trip on Monday night when they open a new series against the San Francisco Giants. Will the Reds pick up their seventh consecutive victory when they take on the struggling G-Men tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 14, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: CIN (FSO); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants as a -140 favorite. As of this writing, 59% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Giants to beat the Reds on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Reds' Romano coming off solid start vs. Mets
Sal Romano worked six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Reds' extra-innings defeat of the Mets. Romano scattered four hits and a walk while striking out seven in the no-decision. He's shown better control lately and now has a 3.83 ERA in 42 1/3 innings this year, despite an underwhelming 26/17 K/BB ratio. Up next is a road start against the Giants.
Giants' Stratton struggles vs. Phils in last start
Chris Stratton surrendered five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday. Stratton was a on a roll for the season's first month but has fallen on hard times of late. This was his third bad start in a row.
He only gave up five hits in this one (including a solo bomb by Maikel Franco) but he issued four walks and burned 96 pitches without making it through five innings. He did punch out seven batters to provide some fantasy value on the night. He falls to 3-3 with a 4.60 ERA on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds have won 13 of their last 19 meetings with the Giants in San Francisco.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in San Francisco and is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall.
This is a good spot to back the red-hot underdog. The Reds are 5-0 in their last five road games, are 5-0 in their last five games coming off a win, and are 6-0 in their last six games versus National League West opponents. The Giants, meanwhile, are 1-6 in their last seven games overall, are 1-6 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter, and are 2-5 in their last seven games versus National League Central opponents.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +124