San Francisco Giants at New York Mets Free Preview

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The San Francisco Giants are ready to face off against the New York Mets at Citi Field. SportsNet New York will televise this NL matchup. The first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Odds

The Mets are 54-70 straight up (SU) and 57-65 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 16.3 units for moneyline bettors and 14.3 units (ATS). The Giants have gone 62-64 SU this year and are 69-56 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 4.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 11.8 units ATS.

Mets games have an over/under record of 54-62-6 in 2018. The Giants have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 56-64-5.

Chris Stratton will get the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Stratton is 8-7 with a 5.52 ERA and 79 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mets will put the ball in the left hand of Steven Matz (5-10, 4.60 ERA, 1.37 WHIP), who has 101 strikeouts and 42 walks this season. Matz did not record a start against the Giants in 2017.

New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 3.99 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 7.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .235/.289/.310 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Mets’ hitters have been led by second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and shortstop Amed Rosario. Cabrera is hitting .277/.329/.488 with 18 home runs, 58 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Rosario’s line sits at .246/.290/.369 with six homers, 40 RBIs, 55 runs and 14 steals.

In the visiting dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.21 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.59, along with a K-per-9 of 8.64.

Giants hitters have slashed .247/.312/.382 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford have paced San Francisco’s offense. McCutchen is slashing .257/.354/.414 with 14 home runs, 53 RBIs, 61 runs and 11 stolen bases, while Crawford (.266/.337/.414) has produced 11 homers, 45 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 2.6 units and are 27-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mets have lost 11.3 units and are 43-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 41 of those games, compared to 46 which went under the total.

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of New York’s last seven games.
  • San Francisco has recorded 19.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.0 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit two home runs in their last 10 games. The Mets have hit 14 over their last 10.