Reds vs. Giants Tuesday Pick
After back-to-back ugly series in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Giants got back in the winning column each of the past two days. Will they make it three in a row when they host the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night at 10:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 15, 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 -118 favorite. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Giants to beat the Reds on the moneyline. 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' Mahle earns win over Dodgers in last start
Tyler Mahle yielded one run (none earned) on three hits over five innings in Thursday's win over the Dodgers. Mahle did walk four in the outing, but he was able to keep those baserunners from blowing up his game. Of course, the free passes can hurt in more way than one, and a rapidly-escalating pitch count helped prevent him from taking the mound to start the sixth inning. He finished out having thrown 109 pitches (63 strikes). Up next on the docket, a road start against the Giants. Mahle will carry a 3.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into that contest.
Giants' Blach blasted by Phillies in last start
Ty Blach took a loss after allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Phillies. Despite having struck out just 25 in 49 1/3 innings, Blach still has a respectable 4.20 ERA through nine starts. He can't really do any better than that while striking out so few people.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds have won five of their last six road games with their one loss coming last night in San Francisco. That said, they're just 16-38 in their last 54 games overall.
The Giants are 2-6 in their last eight games overall and are 4-10 in Blach's last 14 starts.
Despite their issues of late, I like the Giants to win back-to-back games against the Reds. Blach doesn't generate a lot of strikeouts but he will keep the hard contact to a minimum and this Reds lineup will likely be without Joey Votto tonight after he left last night's game with lower back tightness. Brandon Belt is swinging a hot bat right now and with the Giants playing at home, I'll lay the small price on them to win their third consecutive game.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants -118