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New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at New York Mets
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets -125 / San Francisco Giants +105
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The San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets meet in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Citi Field on Wednesday.

The San Francisco Giants will look to keep their momentum going after opening the series with a 9-3 extra innings win on Tuesday. Stephen Vogt, Steven Duggar and Pablo Sandoval each had two hits with a double and two RBIs while Brandon Belt had two hits with a double and an RBI as well. Kevin Pillar and Mike Yastrzemski each had an RBI to round out San Fran’s scoring in the win while Joe Panik had two hits and Tyler Austin and Evan Longoria each had a base knock as well. Madison Bumgarner gave up three runs on six hits while striking out five over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Mark Melancon got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year. Tyler Beede will start game two and is 0-1 with a 7.82 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s first career start against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to bounce back after dropping game one, making it five losses in their last six and six in eight. Wilson Ramos went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs while Pete Alonso went 2 for 4 with a solo home run to round out New York’s scoring in the defeat. J.D. Davis went 2 for 4 while Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier each had a base hit as well in the defeat for New York. Noah Syndergaard gave up three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four over 6.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Robert Gsellman took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year. Jason Vargas will start game two and is 1-3 with a 4.46 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. In his career, Vargas is 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 28 strikeouts against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 4-12 in their last 16 games against the NL East and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter. New York is 9-2 in their last 11 home games and 5-1 in Vargas’ last 6 home starts while the over is 9-3-2 in their last 14 games overall.

I’ve usually been the first to rag on Vargas as whenever I back him, the guy gets lit up like a Christmas tree on the mound. However, Vargas hasn’t been pitching too shabby lately, giving up just one earned run in five of his last six starts. Beede threw six solid innings against Miami in his last start, but he’s still relatively inexperienced and the Giants are still a hard team to trust overall. The Mets have played well at home as of late, so while they’re not in the best form, I think Vargas can help the Mets pick up a win so I’ll lay the juice with New York at home in this one.

New York Mets -125

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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