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Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants Betting Pick

The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants will start a three game weekend series on Friday. The Cincinnati Reds have dropped 8 straight games. Cincinnati with their losing streak are down to 16-21, fighting at the bottom of the National League Central with the Pirates and Cardinals.

For the San Francisco Giants, they are 17-22 on the season. After winning the first two games of the series against the Rockies, the Giants were smacked around on  Thursday. San Francisco sits fourth place in the National League West.

The San Francisco Giants are -150 in this game over the Cincinnati Reds. The total for this tilt is set at 7.5 runs.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are in a complete free fall. Cincinnati has not won a game in the month of May. The last win for the Reds was April 29th. In their losing streak, the Reds have gone 8 games in a row, scoring 4 runs or less. In a stretch of five games, the Reds scored just six total runs.

The Reds are down to .209 as a team. That is dead last in all of Major League Baseball. The Reds have hit 34 homeruns, which is 20th in the league. The one thing Cincinnati has done well this season is steal bases. The Reds have the most stolen bases in all of Major League Baseball, with 62. Elly De La Cruz is the team leader, with 21.

Andrew Abbott is going to get the start for the Cincinnati Reds. The young lefthander is 1-4 on the season, with an ERA of 3.32. He has thrown 38 innings this season, while striking out 15 and walking 11. Abbott went five innings in his last start, and allowed 7 hits and 2 runs.

San Francisco Giants

Logan Webb will get the nod for the San Francisco Giants. Webb has been a staple in the rotation for several seasons now. Webb is 3-3 on the season, with an ERA of 3.50. The right hander has struck out 36 batters, and walked 11. Over those games, he has thrown 46.1 innings.

The Giants have not been a great offensive team either. San Francisco is scoring 3.8 runs per game. The team batting average is .241, and they have hit 33 homeruns. The top hitting threats for the Giants have been Michael Conforto, with 6 homeruns, while LaMonte Wade has the best batting average, at .341.

The Giants are starting a long home stand. This is the first of nine straight games at home. San Francisco will welcome the Dodgers and then Rockies to town. The next time the Giants are on the road is May 21st at Pittsburgh.

Giants Top Reds

The beat goes on for the Reds. Webb throws well, the Reds don’t hit, and the Giants win this game. We are going to bet on the San Francisco Giants -150 over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in Major League Baseball.

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