Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

San Francisco Giants (17-23) vs Cincinnati Reds (17-21)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Oracle Park)

Kyle Harrison (3-1) (3.20) vs Frankie Montas (2-3) (3.55)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -132 / Cincinnati Reds +111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Oracle Park. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Reds need a win to rebound from a 17-22 record, and they play the Diamondbacks after this. The Cincinnati Reds have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost 11 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Elly De La Cruz leads the Cincinnati Reds with 37 hits and 21 RBI, while Spencer Steer and Jonathan India have combined for 60 hits and 38 RBI.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 18-23 this season and play the Dodgers next. The San Francisco Giants have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The San Francisco Giants have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Michael Conforto leads the San Francisco Giants with 40 hits and 20 RBI, while Jung Hoo Lee and Thairo Estrada have combined for 75 hits and 29 RBI.

Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Pitching Matchup

Frankie Montas gets the ball for the Cincinnati Reds, and he is 2-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Montas has allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run in his last 6.2 innings. In 7.2 road innings, Montas has a 7.04 ERA and .276 allowed batting average. Montas is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the San Francisco Giants.

Kyle Harrison gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, and he is 3-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Harrison has allowed 7 hits and 1 run in his last 12 innings. Harrison has a 3.38 ERA and .254 allowed batting average in 16 home innings. This will be Harrison’s second career game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in three of his last four Sunday appearances.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Frankie Montas has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances with his team as an underdog against NL opponents.
  • Elly De La Cruz has scored at least one run in five of the Reds' last six road games.
  • Elly De La Cruz has recorded at least one total base in each of the Reds' last 11 road games against NL opponents.
  • Spencer Steer has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Spencer Steer has recorded a Double in three of the Reds' last four games as road underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Elly De La Cruz ranks 1st in the league in Steals (25) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Francisco Giants rank 29th in the league for steals this season (13).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 28th in the league for hits allowed this season (349).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 30th in the league for hits this season (260).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.212).

Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction

A pitching matchup of Frankie Montas and Kyle Harrison doesn't move the needle much for me, and I'm not excited about either the Reds or Giants as a team. With that said, laying juice with the Giants and their lack of offense isn't in the cards for me. Yes, the Cincinnati Reds have had their struggles as well, but there's talent in that lineup and a breakthrough could take place at any moment. Again, not a game I'm excited to bet, but if forced to pick, give me the Reds and the more favorable price. There's far more upside with the Reds as a whole. 

Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Reds +111

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