New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - 6/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (33-26) at New York Mets (31-28)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
T Lincecum (6-3) (3.29) vs. J Niese (3-6) (4.43)
The Line: New York Mets -115 / San Francisco Giants +105 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SNY
The New York Mets need a win versus the San Francisco Giants to keep the lead in the NL East.
The San Francisco Giants are trying to keep the pressure on the Dodgers in the National League West. The pressure continued to build after Wednesday’s 8-5 win was their 4th in five contests. Veteran Tim Hudson gave up four runs on eight hits and a pair of BB over five frames before five relievers held the fort. SF pounded out 14 hits and walked three times with the long ball leading the offense. Joe Panik, Brandon Belt and Justin Maxwell clubbed homeruns with every starter except Hudson reaching base. Veteran Tim Lincecum looks to regain his early season form when he takes the bump at Citi Field. Lincecum has allowed 12 runs on 18 hits and seven walks over his last three outings covering 15.1 frames.
The New York Mets have been hanging on to the top spot in the National League East despite playing around .500 baseball over the past few weeks. The Mets lost a game in the standings with Wednesday’s defeat and Washington’s win. Ace Matt Harvey wasn’t enough to save New York with seven runs scored on nine hits and two free passes through six frames to get the loss. The offense couldn’t be blamed for this one with a hefty eleven hit, two walk attack. Wilmer Flores led the way with two hits and two RBI’s while Travis d’Arnaud scored twice.Left hander Jon Niese looks for back to back quality starts when he opposes the Mets on Thursday. Niese took a 7-2 defeat last time out with three runs plated on six hits over six innings pitched.
The over is 6-1-2 in San Francisco’s last 9 overall and is 6-1-2 in their last 9 on grass while going 14-3 in the Giants last 17 games as a favorite. New York are 5-21 in their last 26 games as an underdog and are 23-9 in their last 32 home games while the under is 9-3-1 in Niese’s last 13 Thursday starts. San Francisco are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings and are 7-1 in Lincecums last 8 starts vs. the Mets. Interesting match up with both pitchers struggling so I’ll go with offense here…