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MLB Betting Preview: Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants

August 30, 2023



The Cincinnati Reds have fallen to two games behind the San Francisco Giants for the final Wild Card spot in the National League, however, they are still in a six-team race for the three Wild Card spots in the National League along with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Miami Marlins. 

Cincinnati has compiled a losing record in August with a record of 9-17 and is on a three-game losing streak which includes loss in the first two games of the series against the Giants including a 1-6 loss in game two of the series on Tuesday with the lone run coming in the 9th inning when Nick Senzel scored off a double hit by Spencer Steer.

If the playoffs started today, the San Francisco Giants would be the 6th seed in the National League Playoffs with a record of 69-63. The Giants are virtually eliminated from the NL West title as they are 13.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st place in the division, however, San Francisco holds a .5 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. 

The Giants have compiled a record of 11-14 in August, however, they are on a three-game winning streak and will be going for the series sweep at home against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday after winning the first two games of the series including Tuesday’s 6-1 win that included a two-run home run hit by Patrick Bailey that also scored Mitch Haniger.

BookMaker has the San Francisco Giants listed as -163 money line favorites at home against the Cincinnati Reds for game three of the series on Wednesday. San Francisco has won six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while winning by an average margin of .6 runs per game over the last ten and 1.33 runs per game over the last three games in the series.

San Francisco has the advantage at pitcher in game three of the series even though neither pitcher has a winning record this season as the Giants will send Logan Webb to the mound while the Reds will send Hunter Greene to the mound on Wednesday. Webb is 9-10 this season with a 3.51 ERA while recording 163 strikeouts while Greene is 2-6 on the year with an ERA of 5.06 and has recorded 108 strikeouts.

This will be Hunter Greene’s first start of his career against the San Francisco Giants, however, Greene is 1-2 in his last three starts this season while allowing 15 runs and striking out 11 batters in those contests.

In his last three starts against Cincinnati, Logan Webb is 2-0 with a no-decision while allowing a total of 2 runs and recording 17 strikeouts with the last start coming in July this season which resulted in a no-decision while Webb allowed two runs and struck out seven against the Reds.

San Francisco enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games by an average margin of .6 runs per game over the last ten and 1.33 runs per game over the last three contests. The Giants have the advantage at pitcher as Webb has gone 2-0 with a no-decision in his last three starts against the Reds which is why I am taking the money line for the San Francisco Giants at -163 for game three of the series on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: San Francisco Giants Money Line (-163)

Written By: Daniel Newton