Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Niese (3-8) vs. Christopher Heston (8-5)
The New York Mets head to AT&T Park on Monday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Jon Niese for the Mets and Christopher Heston for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +138 and San Francisco at -148. The over/under was set at 7. The Mets, with a 37-44 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 38-39 over/under record. The Giants have a 42-35 over/under record and a 44-38 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Mets come into this game with a 41-41 record, and they are 12-27 away from home. Jon Niese has a 3-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.90 and a 1.49 WHIP. He's pitched 90 innings thus far while surrendering 103 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mets are 4-11. Against the over/under, the Mets are 8-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.84 and they've given up 171 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen while being struck out 201 times and walking 90 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38.
New York ranks 29th in the league in team batting average at .232 while hitting .227 on the road. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .295 and they hold a .356 team slugging percentage. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.66 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 74.
With a 42-40 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 21-20 at home. Christopher Heston has a record of 8-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.78 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 97.2 innings thus far while surrendering 94 hits over that time in which the Giants are 10-6. Against the over/under, the Giants are 9-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.60 and they have given up 225 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 197 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.07 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .269 average while hitting .257 at home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .328 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.27 hits per game and Joe Panik leads the team with 93.
The Mets have committed 50 errors and have combined for 818 assists and 2,182 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 878 assists and compiling 2,189 put outs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 38-39 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 37-44 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 42-35 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 44-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/23/15 C Travis d'Arnaud Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/12)
04/16/15 3B David Wright Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)
04/08/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
San Francisco Giants
07/02/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/27/15 P Jeremy Affeldt Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/24/15 LF Norichika Aoki Leg Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
06/12/15 RF Hunter Pence Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/3)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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