San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets - 8/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (60-61) at San Francisco Giants (67-54)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
B Colon (10-7) (3.38) vs. M Moore (7-9) (4.13)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -146 / New York Mets +136 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants continue their weekend set at AT&T Park on Saturday as Bartolo Colon faces off with Matt Moore.
The Mets have had a very tough go of things since the all-star break and have gone from being a serious contender to win the World Series to running the risk of missing the playoffs entirely as they haven’t looked great against some very modest opposition. New York will try to get back on track with a win on the road on Saturday as they send Colon to the mound who contunes to be a folk hero around the league as he continues to produce some respectable outings. However, the Mets will be in tough against hard throwing lefty Matt Moore who was brought in from Tampa Bay to add to the depth of the Giants’ rotation and he has been sharp since the deal as he clearly has a lengthy playoff run on his mind as do the Giants who have won three titles in the last six years.
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The Giants meanwhile are in a dead heat with the Los Angeles Dodgers for top spot in the National League West and while it looks like both teams have a very good shot at making the playoffs you can bet the intensity will pick up as they try to lay claim to top spot in the division. San Francisco as mentioned will be out to continue their even year trend of winning World Series titles as they were crowned in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and stand a great chance to at least get back to the World Series this season as they are just as dangerous as the Cubs, Dodgers, and Nationals.
The Mets are 1-5 in their last six Saturday games, 7-1 in Colon’s last eight starts against a team with a winning record, and 0-5 in his last five starts against the NL West while the Giants are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a team with a losing record, and 4-11 in their last 15 home games overall. The Mets need to find a way to get back in the win column but San Fran is the better team, are at home here, and have the edge on the mound.