Giants vs. Reds Prediction
The Cincinnati Reds rolled to a victory yesterday over the visiting San Francisco Giants, winning for a second straight day in the series. Can Cincinnati pull off the sweep today as the slight favorites?
Sunday, August 19, 2019
Great American Ballpark at 1:10PM ET
TV: FS-O (CIN)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Reds are a -111 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +101 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Harvey pitches well, Reds cruise
After a walk-off win in the series opener, Cincinnati needed no heroics Saturday night as it easily won 7-1 as underdogs. Matt Harvey threw 6 1/3 shutout innings as he gave up four hits while striking out five and walking one. Jose Peraza helped pace the offense as he was 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a double and two runs. Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs. Eugenio Suarez finished 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Dilson Herrera was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Brandon Dixon went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Longoria drives in lone run
Evan Longoria finished 1-for-4 and had the only RBI in yesterday's defeat, while Andrew McCutchen was 1-for-4 with a run. Joe Panik and Alen Hanson were both 2-for-4. Madison Bumgarner suffered the loss as he allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 14-3 in their last 17 Sunday games. San Francisco is 0-5 in their last five during game three of a series.
The Reds are 5-0 in their last five home games versus a team with a losing record. Cincinnati is 1-5 in its last six Sunday games.
The Reds looked sharp yesterday and now face a much more hittable lefty in the series finale. And while Castillo has had a disappointing sophomore season, he's still occasionally flashed why he is thought of as a cornerstone pitcher of Cincinnati's future. I like the Reds to complete the sweep today as a small favorite.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -111