Giants vs. Reds Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds 8/18/18, Prediction & Odds

A walk-off home run sent the host Cincinnati Reds to a victory Friday night over the San Francisco Giants. Will betting on another Reds win be profitable today?

Game Snapshot

957 San Francisco Giants at 958 Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Great American Ballpark at 7:10PM ET

TV: NBCS BA (SF)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Giants are a -147 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +137 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets are siding with visiting San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Ervin hits game-winning home run

Reds outfielder Patrick Ervin hit a walk-off home run last night to break a tie and send Cincinnati to a 2-1 home win over the Giants Friday night. Ervin entered the game as a reserve and it was his only hit in two at-bats. Jose Peraza ended the contest 2-for-5, while Scooter Gennett went 3-for-5 with a double. Curt Casali finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. David Hernandez earned the win in relief as he struck out two in a perfect inning of work.

McCutchen drives in lone run

Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen led the way for his squad in yesterday's loss as he was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Joe Panik went 2-for-4, while Steven Duggar was 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Ray Black suffered the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with three strikeouts in one inning.

Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 2.71 ERA) will start today for San Francisco, while Cincinnati will go with Matt Harvey (5-7, 5.19).

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The under is 7-2 in the last nine Giants games on Saturdays. San Francisco is 1-4 in its last five games versus a right-handed starting pitcher.

Cincinnati

The Reds are 4-1 in their last five games versus the NL West. Cincinnati is 4-1 in Harvey's last five starts. 

Prediction: 

Harvey has pitched better since being traded to the Reds, save for a few clunkers. Bumgarner has been really good since coming off the DL, but chances are he won't have a lot of run support today. The Giants are a fourth-place team and probably won't finish any higher in the standings. After last night's demoralizing loss, bet on San Francisco to fall again today.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS +137

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