Last Updated Apr 18, 2022, 19:58 PM
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The San Francisco Giants (7-2) will travel cross-country to take on the New York Mets (7-3) for the first game of a four-game series. Monday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Citi Field in Queens, New York and can be viewed on ESPN+.
New York 3, San Francisco 2
- Under 7 (-125) at PointsBet
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Betting Predictions
The Giants enter this series after sweeping Cleveland 3-0 and have now won five straight. The Giants allowed Cleveland just four total runs throughout the series while scoring 16. The most runs San Francisco has allowed all season was five runs in their opening day game against Miami. The Giants looked great offensively in their most recent game Sunday, with 11 hits and 8 runs scored. Starting pitcher Alex Wood had a great day, allowing just four hits, no runs, and struck out five batters in 5.0 innings. The right-hander Alex Cobb is scheduled to get the start Monday. Cobb is 1-0 this season and has allowed four hits, two runs, and struck out 10 batters in 5.0 innings of work.
The Mets are coming off a series with the Diamondbacks. New York took two of three games and allowed Arizona just six runs throughout the series while scoring 17. New York has now won four of their last five games. The Mets were extremely efficient on offense Sunday with six hits and five runs. Starting pitcher David Peterson had a solid outing, lasting 4.1 innings while giving up three hits, zero runs, and struck out four batters. Right-handed pitcher Tylor Megill is expected to take the mound for the Mets Monday. Megill is 2-0 this season and has allowed six hits, no earned runs, and struck out 11 batters in 10.1 innings pitched.
This should be a great series as both teams have had similar starts to the season. I like the under in this one with both teams pitching ranking atop MLB. This will be the toughest matchup thus far on the season for both teams so I think we can expect the bats to slow down a bit. I would lean towards the Mets to win, but will stay away from any moneyline action until we can get a better feel for how the series will play out. Locking in the under for Monday’s matchup.
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San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Betting Odds
- Giants +100
- Mets -121
- Giants +1.5 (-206)
- Mets -1.5 (+170)
- Over 6.5 (-121)
- Under 6.5 (+100)
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Betting Resources
- Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
- Matchup: NL West vs. NL East
- Stadium: Citi Field
- Location: Queens, New York
- TV-Time: ESPN+ - 7:10 p.m. ET
San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis
After defeating Clevland on Sunday the Giants are now 7-2 SU, 4-5 ATS, and have an O/U record of 3-6. Going back to last season San Francisco is 15-2 SU in their last 17 road games. The total has gone under in six of the Giants last eight games. Following this trend, the total has gone under in four of their last five games when playing on the road against the Mets.
While the pitching has been the main factor in San Francisco’s success, the offense has also had quality production thus far. As a team the Giants have a batting average of .236 (16th), on base percentage of .311 (17th), slugging percentage of .407 (11th), and have scored 43 total runs (11th). The first baseman Brandon Belt has had an excellent start to the season with a batting average of .345 (10-29), three HRs, and seven RBIs. Left Fielder Joc Peterson has also been hitting well with a batting average of .364 (8-22), two HRs, and two RBIs.
The pitching for the Giants ranks amongst the top of the league. As a team they have allowed opponents a batting average of .209 (T-4th), have an ERA of 2.20 (1st), and have given up 20 total runs (1st). San Francisco sent four different pitchers to the mound during Sunday’s game against Cleveland and allowed a combined six hits and a run. Right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb is expected to get the start Monday. Cobb is 1-0 this season and has allowed four hits, two runs, and struck out 10 batters in 5.0 innings of work.
New York Mets Betting Analysis
With a 5-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday the Mets are now 7-3 SU, 8-2 ATS, and have an O/U record of 3-6-1. New York has won four of their last five and are 2-1 this season when playing at home. The last five meetings with San Francisco have gone under as well as four of the last five when the Mets play at home against the Giants.
The Mets offense has been consistent throughout the season thus far. As a team the Mets have a batting average of .253 (7th), on base percentage of .358 (2nd), slugging percentage of .415 (8th), and have scored 51 total runs (2nd). Designated hitter Pete Alonso has been a big part of the offense with a batting average of .231 (9-39), three HRs, and 14 RBIs. The second baseman Jeff Mcneil has also been great with a batting average of .344 (11-32), one HR, and fiur RBIs.
New York's pitching has had a great start to the season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .191 (2nd), have an ERA of 2.35 (3rd), and given up 25 total runs (3rd). New York used five pitchers in their most recent game against Arizona. Starting pitcher David Peterson lasted 4.1 innings and allowed three hits and zero runs. The other four pitchers gave up a combined two hits and no runs. The right-hander Tylor Megill is scheduled to take the mound for the Mets Monday. Megill is 2-0 this season and has allowed six hits, no earned runs, and struck out 11 batters in 10.1 innings pitched.
Key Players to Watch
- SFO: Brandon Belt - 1B (Last Game: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI)
- SFO: Brandon Crawford - SS (Last Game: 2-4, 2B, R)
- NYM: Pete Alonso - 1B (Last Game: 1-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)
- NYM: Francisco Lindor - SS (Last Game: 1-3, R, BB)
- SFO: Alex Cobb - RHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA, 10 K, 1.20 WHIP)
- NYM: Tylor Megill - RHP (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 K, 0.58 WHIP)
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Betting Conclusion
With a combined O/U record of 6-12-1 and a combined ERA of 4.55 I think the under is the play in this matchup. While both teams had their bats working on Sunday, I think that should slow down a bit this series with the quality pitching both teams have. Going to wait a game or two before I place any moneyline or run line bets, so will be sticking with the under in this matchup.