Reds vs. Giants Wednesday Pick

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 5/16/2018 Prediction & Odds

Matt Harvey pitched fairly well in his Cincinnati Reds debut but can he do it again when he takes on the San Francisco Giants at 3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon? The Giants are currently a large favorite.

Game Snapshot & Odds

903 Cincinnati Reds (+145) at 904 San Francisco Giants (-160); 8.5 runs

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

3:45 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 -160 favorite. As of this writing, 60% 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.

Harvey impresses in Reds debut

Matt Harvey impressed in his Reds debut, pitching four scoreless innings against the Dodgers. Harvey, who was on a pitch count since he's being transitioned back to the rotation, allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out two while throwing 55 pitches. He was the Reds pitcher deserving of the win tonight -- and he left with a 5-0 lead, but since MLB won't update an archaic rule, the victory was credited to Austin Brice, who allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings in relief.

Giants' Suarez knocked around by Pirates in loss

Andrew Suarez was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his four innings of work. On the bright side, the right-hander did punch out five while walking two on the night. Suarez struggled keeping the ball in the yard, giving up a two-run blast to Starling Marte in the first inning and another to Jose Osuna in the fourth. He now sports a 4.57 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 21 2/3 innings in his four starts this season. He'll try to get back in the win column when he takes on the Reds on Wednesday.

MLB Betting Trends

Cincinnati

Following their 5-3 loss last night, the Reds are now 0-5 against the Giants in their last five games versus the G-Men and are 0-5 in their last five games played at AT&T Park.

San Francisco

The over is now 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams after the combined score pushed on Tuesday night.

Prediction:

They're a tad expensive for my liking but I will back the Giants today to get the sweep against the visiting Reds. I can't see Harvey pitching as well today as he did in his debut with the Reds last week and Cincinnati struggles against left-handed pitching. Suarez was beat up by the Pirates in his last start but Pittsburgh likes facing lefties. Assuming the Giants can do a little damage against Harvey, I see them posting another victory this afternoon.

The Pick: San Francisco Giants -160

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