MLB Playoffs Betting: Giants vs. Reds, Game 3

October 9, 2012 MLB Baseball

A change of venue occurs this afternoon when the NLDS moves to Cincinnati from San Francisco for game 3 of this series pitting the Giants versus the Reds. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:37PM ET in Cincy’s Great American Ballpark. You can watch the action unfold nationally courtesy of TBS.

It’s win or go home for San Francisco, as they dropped the first 2 contests in their home park in this best of 5. The Giants lost the opener 5-2, even after Reds ace starter Johnny Cueto was forced to leave the game with back discomfort after throwing just 8 pitches. On Sunday, it was total domination by the Reds in a 9-0 victory. Check the MLB Odds for Giants vs. Reds Game.

Today’s pitchers will be righthander Ryan Vogelsong for San Fran who went 14-9 with a 3.37 ERA during the regular season. For Cincinnati, it will be righthander Homer Bailey (13-10, 3.68 ERA) who pitched a no hitter. Against right-handed pitchers, the Giants are 54-49 on the season, and 1-2 in their last 10 games.

Also against righties, the Reds are 65-47 on the year, and 4-3 in their last 10. This series marks the first time in MLB history that both teams competing in a post season series have pitchers posting no hitters during the year. Matt Cain did for the Giants as well.

The Giants are 15-8 SU in their last 23 games, 1-4 SU in their last 5 games, and 15-6 SU in their last 21 road games. The Reds are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games, and 6-3 SU in their last 9 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincy’s last 9 games, and UNDER in 9 of their last 11 at home.

Don’t be too quick to write off San Francisco. The Reds have not won a playoff game at home since 1995. The Giants were 46-35 away from the bay in the 2012 season. The Giants are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing in Cincinnati. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Cincy. Start your MLB Betting on Giants vs. Reds Game.

Cincinnati is a strong home favorite from SBG Global Sportsbook’s baseball betting odds at a -$143, while San Francisco is a +$133. As the favorite, the Reds are 78-43 on the season, and 4-3 in their last 10 games. As the underdog, the Giants are 32-34 overall, and 3-3 in their last 10. The under/over is 7.5 total runs listed on a $115/$100 moneyline

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