New York Mets at San Francisco Giants MLB Point Spread Picks 7/18/2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Madison Bumgarner
Oracle Park is the site where Joe Panik and the San Francisco Giants (46-49, 4th in NL West) will play the New York Mets (43-51, 4th in NL East) on Thursday. The Mets open this matchup at -102 while the Giants are priced at -108. The O/U is set at 7.5.
The Mets have been a less than ideal bet for MLB bettors, having gone 43-51-0 SU. San Francisco is covering 48.4% of the time, going 46-49-0 straight up. The Giants have been strong for baseball bettors as favorites, going 12-5-0 SU. The Mets are covering 37.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 17-29-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a great Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 49-35-10.
New York is covering 38.5% of the time away from home, having gone 20-32-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants are covering 43.5% of the time at Oracle Park, going 20-26-0 SU.
The Giants have been a great Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 50-40-5.
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
7/16/2019 Evan Longoria 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/8/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
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 43-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 112.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 318 hitters and walked 145 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 4.81. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 844 base hits and 447 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 311 batters and struck out 857. 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 4.43.
As a team New York is hitting .254, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 92 hits this season in 335 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .618 and an OPS+ of 160. Jeff McNeil is hitting .349 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Mets have 823 hits, including 157 doubles and 131 home runs. New York has walked 302 times so far this season and they have struck out 828 times as a unit. They have left 658 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 46-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Madison Bumgarner has a 5-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 121 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 360 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 831 base knocks and 420 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 820 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Joe Panik comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .306. He has 69 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 301 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .316 with an OPS+ of 68. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .274. He has collected 86 hits in 350 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Giants as a unit have 754 base hits, including 180 doubles and 101 homers. San Francisco has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out on 818 occasions. They have had 582 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 420 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -102
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