San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Beede vs. Sonny Gray
The San Francisco Giants visit Great American Ball Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Tyler Beede for the Giants and Sonny Gray for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +140 and Cincinnati at -150. The Giants have a 12-17-2 over/under record and a 13-18-0 run line mark. The Reds are 16-14-0 against the run line and have a 7-22-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 12-17-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 13-18-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-22-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 16-14-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/29/19 P Derek Holland Finger 10-day IL (04/29)
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/02/19 1B Joey Votto Rest is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs New York Mets
04/23/19 LF Matt Kemp Ribs 10-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 13-18 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 241 base hits and 114 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 86 batters and struck out 268. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .214, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .273, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 23 hits this season in 100 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 119. Buster Posey is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Giants have 218 hits, including 55 doubles and 24 home runs. San Francisco has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 264 times as a unit. They have left 183 men on base and have a team OPS of .618. They score 3.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 98 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 13-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Sonny Gray has a 0-4 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 226 base knocks and 96 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 278 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.36.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.7 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .342. He has 23 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 95. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 23 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Reds as a unit have 202 base hits, including 39 doubles and 39 homers. Cincinnati has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 265 occasions. They have had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .660. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds -150
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