San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/8/14
New York Mets (28-33) at San Francisco Giants (40-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Zack Wheeler (R) (2-5) (3.635) vs. Tim Lincecum (R) (4-4) (5.010)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -146 / New York Mets +136 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, CSN-BA
The San Francisco Giants will look to sweep the New York Mets when they take the field Sunday afternoon.
The Mets have lost five straight games and are really losing ground in the NL East race. The Mets pitching staff hasn’t fit the bill during this stretch, allowing four or more runs in six of their last nine games. With the lack of offense the Mets usually generate, they’re 6-25 when allowing more than three runs this season. Offensively, Daniel Murphy has three hits in this series and Lucas Dada has eight RBI in his last nine games. Zack Wheeler takes the mound, and he’s 2-5 with a 3.89 ERA and has 69 strikeouts in 69.1 innings. Wheeler is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.
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The Giants have won nine of their last 11 games and are officially a solid 20 games above a .500 record. Of course the Giants pitching rotation has played a big part in their success, allowing three or less runs in 11 of their last 16 games. The Giants have the third best ERA in baseball at 3.04. Offensively, the Giants have produced nine runs in this series and Brandon Crawford has seven RBI in his last six games. Tim Lincecum starts, and he’s 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA and has 64 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. Lincecum is 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA in 10 career starts against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Wheeler's last 7 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 5-1 in Lincecum's last 6 home starts. The Giants are 6-1 in Lincecum's last 7 starts vs. Mets.
You can't pick against the Giants with the way they're playing, especially with Lincecum on the mound. As long as you think the price is fair, pound the home team in this matchup.