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New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/20/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants (61-64) at New York Mets (54-69)
Date & Time Monday August 20, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Mets -129 / San Francisco Giants +119 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
SNY, NSBA
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MLB | San Francisco Giants (61-64) at New York Mets (54-69)
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The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets meet Monday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The San Francisco Giants could use a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Giants have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Andrew McCutchen leads the Giants with 116 hits and 53 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey have combined for 225 hits and 85 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 3.83 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. This will be Holland’s second career game against the Mets.

The New York Mets look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring at least three runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 99 hits and 40 RBI while Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 185 hits and 86 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a loss, 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 9-4 in Hollands last 13 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 4-0 in Wheelers last 4 home starts and 7-0 in Wheelers last 7 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 9-3-2 in the last 14 meetings.

The San Francisco Giants are looking like the team from last year int he second half of the season, as they can't score runs and have removed any chance of getting back in the wild card picture. The New York Mets have nothing to play for these days, but they're playing their best stretch of ball currently and have a red hot offense. Wheeler has allowed just three runs in his last 25 innings and the Mets have won the last seven games he's taken the mound. I'll take the Mets and the cheap price here.

Pick:
New York Mets -129

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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