Heading into game two of this National League matchup, it will be Alex Cobb on the mound for the Giants (68-63, 37-30 home), facing off against the Reds (68-65, 37-31 away) and Brandon Williamson. Find out my prediction for today’s Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants game in San Francisco.
CINCINNATI REDS VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +138
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 9:45 ET on Tuesday, August 29th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- The Reds will be taking on a Giants club that is just 4-6 over their last ten games.
- Coming into the game, the Giants have gone just 3-7 in their last ten home games.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .341 against Alex Cobb in his last four starts.
CINCINNATI REDS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
This season, the Reds are 68-65, putting them 3rd in the NL Central. On the road this season, Cincinnati has been above .500 team at 37-31. Overall, they have gone 19-18-5 in their 42 series.
Brandon Williamson takes the mound for Cincinnati with a 4-3 record. He’s made 18 appearances this season, boasting an ERA of 4.18 and a K/9 of 7.96. His FIP stands at 4.57, while his OBP is .298.
In his most recent outing, Brandon Williamson threw six solid innings and didn’t allow a single run to cross the plate, yet he was not rewarded with a win. Unfortunately, the Reds were unable to come away with the victory, falling to the Diamondbacks by a score of 3-2.
The Reds have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 8th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 16th in home runs and 15th in slugging percentage. Overall, Cincinnati is averaging 4.8 runs per game (8th).
Spencer Steer has been one of the Cincinnati Reds’ most productive hitters in 2023. The third baseman is batting .268 with 18 home runs and 71 RBIs on the year.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Giants will be looking for their 3rd straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 68-63. At home, San Francisco has put together a record of 37-30 while going 31-33 on the road. Currently, they are in 3rd place in the NL West.
The Giants will turn to starter Alex Cobb, who has a 6-5 record this season. He’s made 24 appearances, with an ERA of 3.74 and a K/9 of 7.96. His FIP is 3.96 and opponents have an OBP of .319 against him.
In his most recent outing against the Phillies, Alex Cobb allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. Although he was not credited with the win, Cobb’s efforts enabled the Giants to prevail 8-6.
So far this season, the Giants’ has gone deep 142 times, placing them 19th in the league. Over San Francisco’s previous five games, they are 18th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.3 runs per game putting them 19th in the league. The Giants’ overall team batting average stands at .239 along with an OBP of .314.
The Giants have seen Wilmer Flores lead the team in home runs over their last five games, with one long ball. On the season, Flores has hit 19 home runs and holds a .296 batting average.