New York Mets at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The streaking San Francisco Giants are seeking their eighth straight victory when they play host to the New York Mets at Oracle Park. This NL showdown will be nationally broadcasted on Fox Sports One. The game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET.

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

New York (+115) is entering this game as the underdog to San Francisco (-125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total now stand at +105 for the under and -125 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at -180 for the Mets +1.5 runs and +160 for the Giants -1.5 runs.

The Giants are 49-49 straight up (SU) and 52-45 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 11.1 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 3.6 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Mets have gone 44-53 SU this year and are 46-50 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 15.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.8 units ATS. New York’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Giants games have had an over/under record of 51-40-6 so far in 2019. New York has also been a great over bet with a total record of 53-35-8.

Walker Lockett will get the nod for New York. The right-handed Lockett is 0-1 with an 11.74 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Giants will put the ball in the right hand of Jeff Samardzija (7-7, 3.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), who has 89 strikeouts and 29 walks this season. Samardzija did not record a start against the Mets in 2018.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.76, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 3.84 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

San Francisco’s offense is putting up 4.4 runs per contest, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .270/.338/.426 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that span.

Kevin Pillar and Brandon Belt have led the Giants’ offense this year. Pillar is slashing .258/.287/.428 with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs, 49 runs and eight stolen bases, and Belt is batting .241 with 11 homers, 36 RBIs and 55 runs.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.36 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.20 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.32, along with a K-per-9 of 9.35.

Mets hitters have slashed .253/.325/.428 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Jeff McNeil and shortstop Amed Rosario continue to lead New York’s offense. McNeil is hitting .344/.403/.506 with eight home runs, 39 RBIs and 47 runs scored, while Rosario (.269/.309/.434) is up to 10 homers, 45 RBIs, 44 runs and 10 stolen bases.

The Mets have lost 14.2 units and are 32-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 13.0 units and are 38-31 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 36 of those games, compared to 28 that went under the total.

Mets at Giants Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Mets, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of New York’s last seven contests.
  • The Mets have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • The Mets have a team OPS of .754 this season and an OPS of .743 against right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .702 overall and .708 versus righties.
  • New York has recorded 21.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.0 over its last five.
  • The Giants have won 10 of their last 11 games SU.