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San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 7/18/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 7/18/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The renowned Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, will host Game 2 of a four-game MLB National League Inter-Division series between the visiting San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds. After five straight wins, the San Francisco Giants improved to 52-41 overall, 26-19 on the road after winning their previous three away games.

They finished just 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for second place in the National League West. The Giants have scored 433 runs while giving up 394 for a run differential of +39 on the season. After winning five straight games, including a weekend series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the San Francisco Giants are in good form. Sunday’s series finale was won by San Francisco 8-4, completing the sweep. In the 10th inning’s five-run blast, RF Michael Conforto and C Patrick Bailey each got two-run doubles.

Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will start game 2 of a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, per the San Francisco Giants’ management. The right-handed pitcher had a sound 4.44 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 72 strikeouts, 93 hits allowed, 18 free throws, and 12 home runs allowed over 93.1 innings pitched as he concluded the season with a 4-8 record. DeSclafani’s most recent start was on July 1 against the NY Mets, and he won 5-4 despite tossing 3.0 innings in which he gave up three hits, three runs, and three earned runs.

The Giants are 5-0 SU in their last five games, while six of San Francisco’s previous eight games had UNDER totals. The San Francisco Giants have an 8-4 straight up record and a 14-4 SU record in their last 18 road games against Cincinnati. The San Francisco Giants have won 5-2 in their previous seven away games against the Cincinnati Reds.

San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 7/18/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Cincinnati Reds, swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, will play the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night as part of a homestand. Cincinnati’s record dropped to 50-44 overall, 23-24 at home, and second place in the NL Central after four straight losses. Milwaukee Brewers, who were in the lead, were only two games back. The Reds have a run difference of -14 for the year despite scoring 457 runs overall and surrendering 471 runs. In this second round of a series, the Cincinnati Reds, who the Milwaukee Brewers recently swept over the weekend, will try to get revenge. The Reds had dropped four straight games and five of their previous six contests, including a swept series. RP Cincinnati’s Lucas Sims (3-2, 3.44 ERA) was assigned the loss after pitching 0.2 innings of relief work and surrendering two earned runs and one free walk.

Luke Weaver, a right-hander, will start the second game of the series on Tuesday night for the Cincinnati Reds against the San Francisco Giants. The right-handed starter had a 2-2 record, a 7.00 ERA, and a 1.62 WHIP at the end of the season. He had 58 strikeouts throughout his starts but also surrendered 96 hits, 23 bases-on-balls, and 17 long balls in 73.1 innings pitched. After allowing six hits, five earned runs, and two free passes in just 3.2 innings of work in a heartbreaking 3-7 road loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on July 8, right-hander Weaver took a battering in his final start.

The totals in 4 of Cincinnati’s last five games have been UNDER, while the Reds have gone 1-5 SU in their last six games. The Cincinnati Reds are 1-4 SU in their past five home games and 2-5 SU in their previous seven games versus the San Francisco Giants. The totals were UNDER in five of the Cincinnati Reds’ last seven games against National League opponents.

San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds. The San Francisco Giants are the MLB Pick for this game. The Cincinnati Reds have recently struggled to win games after concluding a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, which Cincinnati lost by a sweep and each of its previous five games. On the other hand, the Giants have won each of their last five games, including a thumping of the Pirates. San Francisco also triumphed in 14 of its previous 18 away games. 7-3 win for the San Francisco Giants.

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio    

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -135

MLB Totals: 10.5


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