Giants at Mets - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (12-11) at New York Mets (13-7)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Peavy (1-1) (6.86) vs. Steven Matz (2-1) (5.40)
The Line: New York Mets -122 / San Francisco Giants +122 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets begin a three-game series Friday night at Citi Field.
The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Giants produced 19 runs in their series against the Padres and have scored four or more runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants have been at their best when their offense shows up, as they’re 9-4 this season when scoring more than three runs. Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 26 hits, Hunter Pence has 16 RBI and Joe Panik has three home runs. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 6-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets also look to stay hot after winning their last six games. The Mets rely on their pitching staff that has an ERA of 2.91 and has allowed three or less runs in six straight games. The New York Mets are an impressive 12-2 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 24 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 17 RBI and Curtis Granderson has four home runs. Steven Matz takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Matz’s first career game against the Mets.
The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 7-3 in Peavys last 10 starts. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall.
Two of the hotter teams in the national league, this should be a fun series. However, the Mets pitching staff has been on fire over the last week or so, and Matz is one of those pitchers who usually shows up big time at home. I like the Mets to strike first in this series.