Mets vs. Giants Sunday Prediction
The New York Mets evened their series with the San Francisco Giants at a game apiece with a 2-1 victory on Saturday in extra innings. On Sunday the Mets will send their ace to the hill in the rubber match. Will they succeed behind Noah Syndergaard?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 2, 2018
3:05 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: NYM (SNY); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Mets as a -145 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mets’ Syndergaard allows four runs in loss to Cubs
Noah Syndergaard yielded four earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Cubs. Syndergaard issued three walks and gave up nine hits, including three doubles. He struck out six. The 25-year-old right-hander has looked a little more mediocre than we're accustomed to since he returned from a strained ligament in his right index finger in July. He'll bring a 3.51 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Giants.
Giants’ Stratton throws eight scoreless in a victory over D-Backs
Chris Stratton threw eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Stratton scattered five hits, and he didn’t walk anyone while striking out six. While the right-hander did pitch well against the Mets in his last start, this still came out of nowhere, as he’s been mostly ineffective as a starter in 2018. Even with the excellent outing, his ERA sits at 4.99 on the year, and his K/BB ratio is 89/41 over 115 1/3 innings. It’s very difficult to recommend him as a starter even with these two quality performances. Stratton will likely start again Sunday against the Mets, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are just 2-5 in Syndergaard’s last seven road starts.
The Giants have lost five of Stratton’s last six outings.
The Giants are actually 12-3 in Stratton’s last 15 home starts and you can see from the trend above that the Mets have struggled when Syndergaard pitches on the road. That said, it’s worth bucking those trends. The Giants are depleted offensively because of injuries so Syndergaard should have no problem shutting down this San Francisco offense. Meanwhile, the Mets aren’t great offensively but they do have enough to beat a pitcher in Stratton who doesn’t have eye-popping stuff. I’m surprised the Mets aren’t a bigger money line favorite.
The Pick: New York Mets -145