The San Francisco Giants have the best record in the Major Leagues at 37-20 and have allowed the second-fewest opponent runs in the National League. The Cincinnati Reds have not had as much success so far in 2014 transitioning from Dusty Baker to Bryan Price as manager. We are going to back the Giants on the road as they grab a win in the series opener Tuesday night against the Reds.
Giants enjoying life atop the NL West
San Francisco has jumped out to a seven game lead in the National League West, with the Dodgers their closest competitors. They have already pushed the Padres and Diamondbacks to more than 10 games out of first place and we are only in the first week of June. San Francisco will send Tim Lincecum to the mound as he looks to build on his latest outing, five shutout innings against the Cubs. Lincecum is slowly dropping his ERA to a respectable level. It sits at 4.18.
Reds looking for rhythm with new leader at the helm
Bryan Price did not envision such a rough start to the season for his Reds. Price took over as manager this off-season after Dusty Baker was fired following six seasons at the helm. Price was Baker’s pitching coach. The Reds are not hitting nearly as well as in previous years and their pitching has not lived up to its billing. Homer Bailey takes the mound with a 5-3 record and a 5.04 ERA to face the Giants. First baseman Joey Votto and starting pitcher Mat Latos are on the disabled list right now.
We head over to SportsBetting.ag to find the odds for tonight’s NL contest between the Reds and the Giants. San Francisco is the underdog on the road despite being the better team. We still like the Giants to win this game, which is why we will bet 10 percent of our bankroll on San Francisco and the OVER 7.5 total runs scored at -110 on Tuesday.
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