New York Mets at San Francisco Giants 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Derek Holland
The New York Mets visit AT&T Park on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Derek Holland for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +147 and San Francisco at -157. The Mets have a 61-67-5 over/under record and a 66-67-0 run line mark. The Giants are 69-66-0 against the run line and have a 59-70-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 61-67-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 66-67-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 59-70-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 69-66-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/30/18 C Buster Posey Hip 60-day DL (08/25)
08/30/18 CF Steve Duggar Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); is out for season
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 59-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 5-11 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 113 strikeouts over his 121.2 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 422 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,164 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 401 batters and struck out 1,165. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .290. He has 110 hits this season in 441 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 85. Michael Conforto is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Mets have 1,062 hits, including 213 doubles and 139 home runs. New York has walked 459 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,144 times as a unit. They have left 906 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 67-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Derek Holland has a 7-8 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 140.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 128 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 464 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,159 base knocks and 520 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 435 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Giants hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .357. He has 123 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 110. Brandon Crawford is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 120 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Giants as a unit have 1,131 base hits, including 223 doubles and 115 homers. San Francisco has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1,185 occasions. They have had 945 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -157
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