Giants vs. Mets - 8/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (60-61) at San Francisco Giants (67-54)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Steven Matz (9-8) (3.54) vs. J Cueto (13-3) (2.97)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -145 / New York Mets +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Friday night.
The New York Mets could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Mets have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.56 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 111 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 59 RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera has 13 home runs. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he’s 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. This will be Matz’s second career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants also need a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to produce, and they’ve won four of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 118 hits, Brandon Crawford has 74 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 13-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 3-4 with a 4.02 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 17-7 in their last 24 Friday games and 2-6 in Matzs last 8 starts. The Giants are 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games and 18-6 in Cuetos last 24 starts. The Mets are 5-3 in the last 8 meetings.
The Giants offense continues to produce, especially on their home field. Cueto has also been one of the more consistent pitchers all season long. Also, Matz has an ERA close to 4 on the road. Give me the Giants to win game two.