San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Stratton vs. Steven Matz
The San Francisco Giants head to Citi Field on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Stratton for the Giants and Steven Matz for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at -177 and New York at +167. The Giants have a 56-63-6 over/under mark and a 65-60-0 run line record. The Mets are 59-64-0 against the run line and have a 56-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 56-63-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 65-60-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 56-62-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 59-64-0 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 61-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Stratton has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.55 this year. He has 79 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 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 3.99. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,091 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 404 batters and struck out 979. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Giants hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 116 hits this season in 451 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 109. Brandon Crawford is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 427 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Giants have 1,070 hits, including 215 doubles and 108 home runs. San Francisco has walked 369 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,091 times as a unit. They have left 886 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 54-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Steven Matz has a 5-10 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 101 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 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 4.32. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,083 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 1,058 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .290. He has 99 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .372 with an OPS+ of 84. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 91 hits in 344 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Mets as a unit have 980 base hits, including 204 doubles and 128 homers. New York has walked 433 times this year and they have struck out on 1,063 occasions. They have had 837 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 522 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +167
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