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Date: Saturday August 20, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Projected Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Matt Moore
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -149
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Mets have some work to do to return to the playoffs. It is not going to be easy as they travel to SF to take on a Giants team that also needs to get out of a funk.
A couple of months ago this might have looked like an NLCS preview but the even though it is an even year the Giants are making us question them.
Lots of time for both teams to round into form.
New York Mets
I didn’t realize how far they had fallen but as this is being written the Mets have slipped below .500 on the season. There are 40 games to go and it does not look like they are about to go on a run like they did a year ago.
There are no excused but health has been huge for this team.
Yoenis Cespedes is supposed to be back on Friday night but now Neil Walker, who is tied with him for the team lead with 22 homers, is dealing with a bad back.
Jay Bruce is hitting under .200 since joining the club.
Bartolo Colon is tied with Noah Syndergaard in leading the team with ten wins.
He gives up too many hits and too many homers but he has mastered the ability of pitching just good enough to win. In his last 17+ innings he has yielded just 4ER but he still has those games that remind you he is approaching 60.
The bullpen is very good though, he just has to give them a lead.
San Francisco Giants
As this is being written on Friday morning the Giants have slipped a half game behind the Dodgers in the NL West. This group continues to sputter and what was once a bad stretch has to now be a real concern.
There are lots of players on this squad from past championship teams and you wonder if they think they can just flip a switch.
They can’t blame injuries either as they are now as healthy as they have been all season.
Matt Moore has made three starts for the Giants since coming over from Tampa.
It has been more of what we saw there, 6IP per start with lots of walks and strikeouts. When he gets those Ks in the right moments the men on base don’t hurt him too badly but it is a hard thing to predict – the Giants are 1-2 in his three starts.
The bullpen is not as good as it has been and their other acquisition, Will Smith, has so far been a dud.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYM are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
- NYM are 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass.
Free New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
Tough line to call here but I think it is probably Mets +125, mostly because they are on the road and Colon does not dominate. They are an interesting option even though they have been struggling.
Moore has good stuff but struggles with consistency which is why more often than not I stay away from him. The team is struggling too and even though they may look like the obvious side on paper you should tread carefully.
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Look for the Mets to wait out Moore. If you give him a chance to get himself into trouble he usually takes advantage of it.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 5 – San Francisco 4
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