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Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants

May 12, 2024


Game 3 of the weekend series between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants will take place on Sunday afternoon when the Cincinnati Reds travel to San Francisco, California, to face the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM ET and will air on the MLB Network, Bally Sports Ohio, and NBC Sports Bay Area.

Cincinnati Reds Team Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are on a cold streak as they enter Game 3 of the series against the San Francisco Giants. They have lost nine of their last ten games and have lost by an average of 2.8 runs per game during that stretch. 

The Reds have also lost their previous four series and been swept in two straight series. However, Cincinnati will avoid that after winning Game 1 of the series on Friday by a score of 4-2 while losing Game 2 on Saturday by a score of 1-5. 

The Reds have won two of the previous three games in the series, winning by an average margin of .33 runs per game in those meetings. The Cincinnati Reds will look to avoid their fifth consecutive series loss when they travel to face the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series.

San Francisco Giants Team Preview

The San Francisco Giants enter this game five games under .500 with a record of 18-23, putting them in 4th place in the NL West and the 5th worst record in the National League. 

However, the Giants ended their two-game losing streak in the series following a 5-1 win in Game 2 at home on Saturday. Matt Chapman's grand slam in the 1st inning put the Giants up 4-0 and never trailed in Game 2. 

The San Francisco Giants will look to win their 2nd consecutive series after winning their series against the Colorado Rockies 2-1 when they host the Cincinnati Reds for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb lists the San Francisco Giants as -125 moneyline favorites at home against the Cincinnati Reds for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. The teams have split the previous ten meetings, and Cincinnati has outscored San Francisco by an average of 4.1 to 3.9 runs per game in those meetings. The Reds have won the previous three games in the series and have won by an average margin of .33 runs per game in those contests.

Game Pick

Frankie Montas's two starts in his career against the Giants have resulted in two no-decisions while only allowing two runs and striking out 14 batters in those starts, while Kyle Harrison's only start against the Reds came last season and resulted in a win, which he didn't allow a run and struck out 11 batters. 

The series has been tightly contested over the previous ten games, with the teams splitting those meetings. The Reds have won two of the last three contests by an average margin of .33 runs per game. 

look for this to be another tightly contested game. However, I am taking the moneyline for the Reds when they travel to face the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Cincinnati Reds Moneyline (+105)