Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League matchup at the Great American Ball Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Back in the win column
San Francisco snapped a season-high six-game losing streak Sunday, as it managed to pick up a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies as -127 road favorites, while going UNDER the total for a fourth consecutive contest.
The Giants are 15-27 away from AT&T Park during the 2013 campaign, including a 1-2 mark when listed as underdogs of +150 to +175 in that situation.
Turn the page
Cincinnati compiled a 12-15 record in June, which was the club’s first sub-.500 month since Sept. 2011, as it suffered a 3-2 setback to the Texas Rangers as +135 road underdogs yesterday afternoon.
The Reds are 9-4 as home favorites of -150 to -175, with the UNDER going 9-4 in those 13 opportunities.
Giants starting pitcher Mike Kickham (0-2, 10.57 ERA) has dropped both of his starts at the MLB level this season, including a 6-5 road defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out, as he allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits over 5.1 innings of work.
The left-hander was 3-5 with a 4.81 ERA in 14 starts at Triple-A Fresno in 2013, as he prepares to face the Reds for the first time in his career.
Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (6-6, 3.61 ERA) was handed his first loss since May 29 last time out, as he suffered a 7-3 road defeat to the Oakland Athletics, allowing seven runs on seven hits in four frames.
The right-hander is 5-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 10 home starts, issuing 12 walks and striking out 43 batters in 68.1 combined innings.
In 12 career games (11 starts) versus the Giants, Arroyo has tallied a losing 3-5 record and 3.13 ERA.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Reds as one of their MLB picks Monday, as they’ve gone 5-0 in Arroyo’s last five starts as a home favorite of -151 to -200.
MLB Pick: Cincinnati Reds -170 at Bet365