Giants vs. Mets Prediction
Today's series finale between the San Francisco Giants and host New York Mets will pit aces Madison Bumgarner against Jacob deGrom. Will deGrom continue his trend of dominance and send New York to its third win in the four-game series?
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Citi Field at 1:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Mets are a -154 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +144 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Mets sock three homers in win
Jose Bautista finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Wednesday night to help lead New York to a 5-3 victory over the Giants. Jeff McNeil ended the night 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Todd Frazier finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Dominic Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Jack Reinheimer ended the game 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Noah Syndergaard picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and a walk over six innings. Paul Sewald earned his first save of the season as he recorded the final two outs, striking out one batter.
Slater hits first homer of season
San Francisco left fielder Austin Slater led the way in Wednesday's defeat as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Joe Panik was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Gorkys Hernandez finished 1-for-3 with a run. Carson Kelly suffered the loss as he gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks over six innings.
Bumgarner (4-5, 3.05 ERA) draws the start today for San Francisco, while deGrom (8-7, 1.71) gets the nod for New York.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 19-8-2 in the last 29 Giants road games. The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 San Francisco games overall.
The Mets are 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The under is 15-5-1 in the last 21 deGrom starts on grass.
Now that New York is finally scoring some runs for deGrom, he is racking up some wins and his ERA keeps dropping in the process. He is having a phenomenal season in every respect and I doubt San Francisco does much against him today. Bumgarner is typically outstanding too, but I don't think he can match deGrom here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120