New York Mets (59-75) at San Francisco Giants (68-68)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 1, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -157 / New York Mets +147 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The New York Mets could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mets have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The New York Mets have lost nine of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 110 hits and 43 RBI while Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores have combined for 197 hits and 101 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 5-11 with a 4.36 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Matz is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring more than one run. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 120 hits and 49 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Belt have combined for 210 hits and 87 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Holland is 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 6-13 in their last 19 Saturday games, 9-27 in their last 36 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in Matzs last 8 starts. The Giants are 1-7 in their last 8 Saturday games, 5-1 in Hollands last 6 home starts and 5-1 in Hollands last 6 starts. The Mets are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Francisco, 5-3 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 11-5-2 in the last 18 meetings.
The New York Mets don't provide much run support these days, and Matz has an ERA of 5.03 with an allowed batting average of .274 on the road this season. Holland has allowed a combined two runs in his last 16 innings and had just a 2.60 ERA in the month of August. Despite a lack of offense from the Giants, the pitching staff has stepped up over the last week and it's resulted in some nice consistent victories. Don'tlove big juice with a losing team with nothing to play for, but the Giants are a much safer bet than the falling apart Mets.