San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets on Monday, August 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Derek Holland for the Giants and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
San Francisco opens at +119 while New York opens at -129. The Giants have a 55-63-6 over/under record and a 65-59-0 run line mark. The Mets are 58-64-0 against the run line and have a 55-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-63-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 65-59-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 55-62-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 58-64-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/17/18 P Dereck Rodriguez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
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)
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); is out for season
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 61-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 132 strikeouts over his 129.1 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,074 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 401 batters and struck out 973. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Giants hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 114 hits this season in 424 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 448 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Giants have 1,062 hits, including 210 doubles and 108 home runs. San Francisco has walked 369 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,080 times as a unit. They have left 881 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 53-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Zack Wheeler has a 8-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 136 strikeouts over the 139.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 383 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,075 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 1,051 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .235, 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 7.9 hits per contest. Brandon Nimmo comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .387. He has 91 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 148. Amed Rosario is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 96 hits in 396 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Mets as a unit have 966 base hits, including 203 doubles and 128 homers. New York has walked 431 times this year and they have struck out on 1,052 occasions. They have had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 514 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +119
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