New York Mets at San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Tips 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Lockett vs. Jeff Samardzija
Oracle Park is the venue where Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (48-49, 3rd in NL West) will play the New York Mets (44-52, 4th in NL East) on Saturday. The Giants open this matchup at -135 while the Mets are priced at +125. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Mets have been pretty good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 44-52-0 SU. The Giants cover 49.5% of the time, going 48-49-0 straight up. The Giants have been excellent for wagerers as favorites, going 12-5-0 SU. New York covers 38.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 18-29-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a great Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 50-36-10.
The Mets cover 38.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 21-33-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants cover 44.7% of the time at Oracle Park, going 21-26-0 SU.
The Giants have been a great Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 51-41-5.
Key New York Mets Injuries
7/16/2019 Zack Wheeler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/12/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/12/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/18/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/16/2019 Evan Longoria 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/21/2019 Nick Vincent RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 44-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Walker Lockett has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 11.74 and a WHIP of 1.70 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 7.2 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 331 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 852 base hits and 451 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 313 batters and struck out 864. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team New York is hitting .255, good for 14th in the league. The Mets hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jeff McNeil is hitting .345 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 107 hits this season in 310 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 145. Pete Alonso is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .613. The Mets have 840 hits, including 163 doubles and 134 home runs. New York has walked 304 times so far this season and they have struck out 836 times as a unit. They have left 665 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 451 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 48-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, Jeff Samardzija has a 7-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 374 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 842 base knocks and 428 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 299 hitters and struck out 825 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 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .274. He has 89 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 360 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 80. Brandon Belt is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 74 hits in 304 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Giants as a unit have 772 base hits, including 186 doubles and 103 homers. San Francisco has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out on 826 occasions. They have had 592 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 431 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +125
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