San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-120) New York (+100)
The New York Mets (7-3) will go up against the San Francisco Giants (7-2) at Citi Field on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Giants at -120 while the Mets are opening at +100. The over/under is 7. The pitchers expected to start will be Carlos Rodon and Chris Bassitt.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .407 and have struck out 86 times, while being walked on 31 occasions. They have 38 RBI's in addition to 70 hits this season, and their team batting average is at .236. The Giants have hit 18 two-baggers as a team and have hit 11 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 43 runs while holding a team OBP of .311. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball.
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Giants pitchers have allowed 3 home runs and 20 runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 26 batters and their FIP is 2.57 as a team for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.07. The Giants hold a team ERA of 2.20 so far this year (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 86 hitters.
The Giants have sent 35 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 14 runners on the campaign and 7.1% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 4 saves so far this year and have blown 1 of their 5 chances to get a save. The Giants bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 80.0% and stepped onto the hill in 12 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 7 holds this year (10th in the league). Giants pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 10 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 246 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 77 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball, and they have turned 9 double plays. The Giants have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 738 innings on the field, which has them sitting 17th in the majors.
Rodon has taken the ball for 681 innings and has racked up 731 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.75 (284 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.286. He has surrendered 605 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 271 free passes. Rodon (43-38 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.89 while he has gone up against 2,902 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .358 and a team batting average of .253 on the season. They have struck out on 73 occasions (24th in the league) and have notched a total of 83 base hits. New York has a total of 12 home runs on the campaign as well as 49 runs batted in. The Mets hold a team slugging % of .415 and they tally 5.10 runs per outing (6th in baseball). They have 13 two-baggers, while taking a walk 44 times and notching 51 runs.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.000 and have a FIP of 2.78 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.79 (106 strikeouts against 28 free passes). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 60. They have conceded 7 HR's and they concede 2.56 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The New York pitching staff have conceded 25 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 2.35 (23 earned runs conceded).
New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 55.6% out of 9 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 6 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Mets have 6 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They rank 27th in baseball holding a save percentage of 33.3%, and they have sent 35 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. New York has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 3 save chances and they have tallied 1 save.
In their 792 innings on the diamond, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 73.2% (6th in pro baseball). The New York Mets have gotten 6 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .991 (6th in MLB). The Mets have recorded 81 assists, 3 errors and have 264 putouts this year.
Bassitt (33-25 mark in his career) holds a 3.41 earned run average while surrendering 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and he has faced 2,389 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 215 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.201 and having a FIP of 3.8. Thus far in his career, Bassitt has allowed 500 hits while he has tallied 518 K's in 567 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-120)
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