San Francisco vs. Cincinnati,
06/05/2014 12:35 EDT,
Score: 6 - 1
Money Line: -124 San Francisco
*3 Star MLB Play of Day* The San Francisco Giants have Madison Bumgarner on the mound for this one. Bumgarner is one of my favorite pitchers in the majors to back because of his consistency. This guy just goes out and gives his team a quality start nearly every time he goes to the mound. Cincinnati's offense isn't even close to the same without Joey Votto. The Reds have been terrible against lefties this year. The Reds are hitting .225 as a team against lefties, and Bumgarner is one of the top five lefties in baseball. Mike Leake isn't a bad pitcher, but he has struggled at Great American Ballpark. Leake's road ERA in his career is more than a run lower than his home ERA. San Francisco has a huge edge in the bullpen as well. Look for the Giants to win the deciding game of this series.
The Giants are 4-0 in Bumgarner's last 4 starts following a quality start in his last appearance. They are 4-0 in his last 4 starts with the total set at 7 to 8.5 runs. The Reds are 0-5 in Leake's last 5 as a home underdog of +110 to +150. A 13-0 angle. Take the Giants.