San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Casey Kelly vs. Noah Syndergaard
The San Francisco Giants head to Citi Field on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Kelly for the Giants and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +152 and New York at -162. The Giants have a 56-64-6 over/under mark and a 65-61-0 run line record. The Mets are 60-64-0 against the run line and have a 56-63-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 56-64-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 65-61-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 56-63-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 60-64-0 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
08/21/18 CF Brandon Nimmo Finger 10-day DL (08/17)
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 62-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Casey Kelly has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.69 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 443 hitters and walked 166 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 3.95. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,099 base hits and 501 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 991. 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 .247, good for 17th in the league. The Giants hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, 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 117 hits this season in 456 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 109. Brandon Crawford is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Giants have 1,078 hits, including 217 doubles and 108 home runs. San Francisco has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,104 times as a unit. They have left 895 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 500 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 54-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Noah Syndergaard has a 8-3 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 105 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 105 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 184 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 4.27. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,091 base knocks and 530 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 379 hitters and struck out 1,071 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 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .290. He has 100 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 406 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .369 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 988 base hits, including 205 doubles and 128 homers. New York has walked 437 times this year and they have struck out on 1,075 occasions. They have had 847 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 523 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -162
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