San Francisco Giants (81-44) vs. New York Mets (61-64)
August 25, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: New York Mets -125 / San Francisco Giants -105; Over/Under: -8.5
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The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citi Field. The Giants look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Mets need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Giants have won 15 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 108 hits and 71 RBI while Buster Posey and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 173 hits and 89 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.89 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 4-4 with a 3.53 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 109 hits and 73 RBI while Dominic Smith and Jonathan Villar have combined for 176 hits and 84 RBI. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Walker is 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 19-7 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The Mets are 23-9 in their last 32 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Mets last 6 overall. The Giants are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I’m not sure why the Mets are favored and I’m not buying it. Taijuan Walker has been hit or miss this season and has allowed 32 earned runs in his last 44.1 innings. Johnny Cueto has been up and down as well and hasn’t pitched in a couple weeks, but he has a red hot Giants offense behind him to support him. The Giants keep winning and still get disrespect from oddsmakers. The Mets should not be favored in this spot. Give me the Giants.