San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Jacob deGrom
The San Francisco Giants visit Citi Field on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +135 and New York at -145. The Giants have a 57-64-6 over/under record and a 65-62-0 run line mark. The Mets are 61-64-0 against the run line and have a 57-63-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 57-64-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 65-62-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 57-63-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 61-64-0 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 62-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 446 hitters and walked 167 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 3.97. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,108 base hits and 507 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 998. 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 3.92.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Giants hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 115 hits this season in 433 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 103. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 459 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Giants have 1,083 hits, including 219 doubles and 109 home runs. San Francisco has walked 372 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,111 times as a unit. They have left 898 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 55-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.71, Jacob deGrom has a 8-7 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 204 strikeouts over the 168 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He's allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 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 4.26. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,096 base knocks and 533 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 1,078 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 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 149. Amed Rosario is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 100 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Mets as a unit have 997 base hits, including 207 doubles and 129 homers. New York has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out on 1,082 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -145
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