In today’s MLB betting guide, the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants end their month with a second game in as many days after the Giants edged out the Tigers 4-3 in a closely-contest game. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Reds hope to continue their current streak of three wins in four games when they visit the Chicago Cubs for the second of three games to finish off the month of June.
Detroit Tigers (+175) vs San Francisco Giants (-210)
Losing five of their last seven games, the Tigers have fallen into the fourth-place position in the AL Central and are 13 games behind the division lead. It didn’t help to drop their first of two games against the Giants, but they’ll have time to earn retribution in this afternoon’s contest. Rony García earns his fifth start of the year and is 2-2 thus far, sporting a 4.57 ERA (earned run average). He’s won his last two appearances but will be in tough against the second-best offensive team in the NL West.
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Alex Wood will take the mound for the Giants, and it’s an excellent opportunity for him to bounce back after a tough loss against the Atlanta Braves. He was smoked for four hits and six runs in the only inning he pitched in, dropping his season ERA to 5.05. Today’s game marks the first time Wood starts against the Tigers, so he’ll be extra determined to aid his team win the second game of their back-to-back. It would be wise to stick with the favourite in this one and take the Giants to cruise to another victory.
Cincinnati Reds (+115) vs Chicago Cubs (-135)
The Reds were able to earn a split against the Cubs last month during a four-game series, but they remain in the basement of the NL Central, two games behind Chicago. They’re 9-16 in June and have lost three-or-more games three times this month, with their worst being a seven-game skid. Hunter Greene starts tonight’s game and must be better than his 2-2 record in his previous seven games. His ERA has dropped to 5.66 on the season, and he’s 0-1 in his last three games, with two no-decisions against the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals.
June has been rough for the Cubs this year, as the team had a rough two weeks with two consecutive series sweeps against the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. They sit just ahead of the Reds in the NL Central, but two more poor performances could see them drop behind the Reds. Justin Steele will look to avoid that, getting his 15th start of the year. Steele was obliterated by the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing five runs on seven hits in five innings. He’s had his moments this season, and the Cubs are counting on him to get even with Cincinnati tonight. You should too, so go with the Cubs and take the over (O8.0, -105).
Odds via Bet365.
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