The San Francisco Giants will attempt to live up to MLB betting odds and avenge their three-game sweep by the Cincinnati Reds last week. The Reds won the set by a combine margin of 31-5.
Time: 10:15 PM
Venue: AT&T Park
Sportsbook odds for fans who bet on baseball:
Cincinnati Reds +1½ (-200) 8 (-115) +110
San Francisco Giants -1½ (+170) 8 (-105) -120
On the mound: Bronson Arroyo (RHP, 3-2, 6.53 ERA) won the opener of the previous series, in which a 13-3 score allowed him to wantonly go after hitters. The veteran surrendered three runs – two earned – on five hits, stroke out four, and walked one in 5 1/3 innings.
At bat: Adam Duvall has one home run and one RBI on three plate appearances against the Giants’ starter. Shortstop Zack Cozart is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak.
Recent form: The Reds have won ix of their last seven games but have lost 80% of their last five road games. Cinci has won 14 of the past 19 games pitting the two clubs at AT&T Park – including the 2012 National League Division Series, which the Reds won 3-2.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: Cinci is 6-1 against the spread in both its last seven overall games and the last seven encounters with the Giants. The MLB betting total has gone over in 13 of the Reds’ last 17 games, over in their last five road games, and over in 12 of their last 15 versus the Giants.
On the mound: Ty Blach (LHP, 0-2, 5.66 ERA) gave up 11 hits – six of which went for extra bases – in the first two innings of his start against the Reds on Saturday. moreover, he surrendered seven balls hit at least 100 mph and six with a 1.000-plus expected slugging in three innings; he had allowed only seven batted balls with an exit velocity of 100 mph or harder, and six with an expected slugging percentage of at least 1.000 in his first 17 2/3 innings of the season. In baseball-speak, he allowed three barrels in a single game as compared to only one prior to that. Donkey Kong would hang his head in shame to hear of that particular stat.
At bat: Brandon Belt is 438 (7-for-16) with two home runs and two RBIs in his career against Arroyo. The first baseman was 0-for-2 with a walk in their previous face-off.
Recent form: The Giants have dropped five of their last six games, two of their last four at home, and 12 of their last 15 when hosting the Reds.
Trends for fans who bet on baseball: San Francisco’s straight-up woes match their spread-covering hardships; the Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-6 ATS in the last seven against Cinci. The MLB betting total has gone under in 11 San Fran’s past 14 games at AT&T Park, and over in five of Frisco’s last six hosting stints versus the Reds.