Reds vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 8/30/23

San Francisco Giants (69-63) vs Cincinnati Reds (68-66)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 3:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Logan Webb (9-10) (3.67) vs Hunter Greene (2-6) (5.06)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -160 / Cincinnati Reds +147 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants will host the Cincinnati Reds for their series finale this Wednesday from Oracle Park on the MLB Network. San Francisco took game two after a near no-hit gem for Alex Cobb, 6-1. 

Reds Preview & Projected Starter

Cincinnati moved to 68-66 after falling to San Francisco. The Reds were contained once again by the arms of the Giants, and they’ll attempt to avoid being swept here. The Cincinnati offense is scoring 3.78 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP. 

Hunter Greene (2-6, 5.06 ERA, 104 Ks) will get the call for Cincinnati. The second-year flamethrower was lit up in the desert last week, giving up five runs in just 3.2 innings pitched. Cincy had high hopes for Greene entering his sophomore season, but injuries and inconsistency have hindered him throughout the campaign. Greene did perform well in his lone trip to the Bay back in April (5 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks), but that was against Oakland, and he may not fare so well versus San Francisco. 

Reds Player Trends & Props

Spencer Steer doubled in the lone run in the game two loss, has and he leads the team in hits (128), home runs (18), with 72 RBI. 

Elly De La Cruz has scored a run in five of the previous nine games, and he’s batting .242, with 52 runs scored thru 72 big league games.

TJ Friedl has collected a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .274/11/48.

 

Giants Preview & Projected Starter

San Francisco comes in at 68-63 after defeating Cincinnati. The Giants got a great outing from Alex Cobb, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here on Wednesday. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP. 

Logan Webb (9-10, 3.51 ERA, 163 Ks) will get the call for San Francisco. The fifth-year righty had the tall task of facing Atlanta in consecutive starts, and he’d take the loss last time out, after allowing five runs in 5.1 innings pitched. Webb held clubs to two runs or less in his six starts prior to being roughed up by the Braves, and he’ll more than likely appreciate to tone down of the matchup here with Cincinnati. Webb handled the Reds well in Cincy last month (7 IP, 2 ER, 7 Ks), and he’ll look to replicate that effort here in the Bay on Wednesday. 

Giants Player Trends & Props

Wilmer Flores has produced a run in four of the last seven games, and he leads SFG in batting (.292) and home runs (19), with 49 RBI. 

J.D Davis has recorded a hit in five straight contests, and he leads the team in hits (103), with fifteen home runs and 60 RBI. 

Thairo Estrada has collected a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he’s posting splits of .273/10/41.

 

Corey’s Free Pick

Alex Cobb came through for us last night with a strong bounce back performance, and I like leaning on Logan Webb to do the same here. San Fran and Arizona have both bullied Cincinnati on this west coast trip and in the NL Wild Card picture, and we could be in for more of the same here, as the visitors come into the final leg of a ten-game road stint. Let’s back San Francisco to bring the brooms out here Wednesday afternoon.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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