The San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds will battle it out in the first game of their series tonight from San Francisco. All odds and trends for this matchup can be found at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Giants have been absolutely on a roll lately as they have completely climbed up the NL West standings. They are 24-14 at home this season and are now tied for first place in the division with the LA Dodgers. The Giants are getting a solid offensive season out of outfielder Melky Cabrera and their pitching staff has been solid as expected. Today they will send starter Madison Bumgarner to the mound who has won his last four decisions. The lefty has a 3.10 ERA in 101 innings of work this season.
The Reds are currently locked into a three team battle in the in AL Central. Their lead as always by the strong hitting of Joey Votto and their pitching staff has definitely held their own this year as well. That staff is led by Johnny Cueto as he has allowed 92 hits in 101 innings of work, good enough for a microscopic 2.21 ERA.
San Francisco is 6-1 in their last seven games against the N.L. Central, 6-1 in their last seven home games, and 4-1 in Bumgarner’s last five starts. Cincinnati is 13-5 in their last 18 games against a team with a winning record, 5-2 in their last seven games against a left handed starter, and 21-7 in Cueto’s last 28 starts. Cincinnati has won five of the last six meetings of these two.
We like both pitchers so much in this game that although the total is pretty low we like the Under for total runs scored in this game at sportsbooks.