San Francisco Giants at New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/4/14
San Francisco Giants (59-51) at New York Mets (53-57)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm (Citi Field)
Tim Hudson (R) (8-8) (2.706) vs. Dillon Gee (R) (4-4) (3.773)
The Line: New York Mets +114 / San Francisco Giants -124 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, SNY
The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets wrap up their four-game series on Monday afternoon.
The Giants have lost seven of their last 10 games but remain 11 games above a .500 record. The issue for the Giants during this tough stretch is their lack of offense, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Giants have lost seven straight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Buster Posey has six hits in this series and Hunter Pence is coming off a two homerun game. The Giants have an ERA of 3.38. Tim Hudson takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 2.71 ERA and has 89 strikeouts in 139.1 innings. Hudson is 17-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 31 career starts against the Mets.
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The Mets have split their last 10 games and remain five games below a .500 record. The Mets are also victims to a struggling offense, producing three or less runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Mets have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Lucas Duda has a hit in seven of his last nine games, while Curtis Granderson has just one RBI in his last 10 games. The Mets have an ERA of 3.48. Starting is Dillon Gee, who is 4-4 with a 3.77 ERA and has 53 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. Gee is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four career games against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-6 in Hudsons last 8 starts and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. a team with a losing record. The Mets are 2-5 in Gees last 7 starts as a home underdog and 1-4 in Gees last 5 starts overall.
Neither team is a scoring machine and they'll be playing this game on little rest. I like the under in this spot.