Reds vs. Giants prediction and odds for Monday, Aug. 28 (Cincinnati is surprising underdog)

The Reds could be a great underdog pick on Monday night.
Aug 16, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Andrew Abbott (41) throws
Aug 16, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Andrew Abbott (41) throws / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants are locked in a battle for a wild card spot in the National League as we enter the final stretch of the MLB season.

Heading into their three-game series against each other, both teams are sitting 1.5 games back from the Diamondbacks, who are holding on to the final spot.

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Now, let's dive into the odds for tonight's showdown.

Reds vs. Giants odds, run line, and total

Reds vs. Giants prediction and pick

I keep waiting for the Giants to hit a losing streak, so I'm going to continue to bet against them until they do. San Francisco has been the worst offense in all of baseball since the All-Star Break.

In that time frame, they're dead last in both OPS (.638) and batting average (.218). Yes, they beat the Atlanta Braves in last night's edition of Sunday Night Baseball, but let's not get over our skis with this team.

The Reds also have the pitching advantage in this matchup as well. Andrew Abbott (3.16 ERA) will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll face-off against Kyle Harrison (5.40 ERA). Harrison got lit up in his Major League debut, giving up five hits and an earned run in just 3.1 innings pitched against the Phillies.

I'm shocked the Reds are underdogs tonight. I won't hesitate to back them in San Francisco.

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