San Francisco Giants at New York Mets Odds & Free Pick

Date: 
April 19, 7:40 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
SF +115/NYM +125
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Two of the best teams in Baseball so far this season hook up for a doubleheader Tuesday as the
Mets and Giants get it on in Queens. Newcomer Max Scherzer hits the hill for New York in the
nightcap against Logan Webb for San Francisco.
Here's how we homeworked the second game of this twin-bill, with our free baseball betting
pick
for Tuesday.

MLB Betting Odds

Tuesday's baseball betting lines opened New York and Scherzer at around -130 over San
Francisco and Webb, with an over/under of seven runs. Early betting action then dipped the Mets
a nickel to -125.

Giants-Mets MLB Betting Preview

This series was supposed to start Monday night but rain created a doubleheader for Tuesday.
San Francisco just swept three games at Cleveland over the weekend by scores of 4-1, 4-2 and
Sunday 8-1. Just before that the Giants took two of three at home from San Diego and just before
that they took two of three at home from Miami. So San Francisco is 3-0 on series this season.
New York meanwhile, just took two of three games at home from Arizona, winning Sunday's
series rubber match 5-0. Just before that the Mets took two of three at Philadelphia, and just
before that they took three of four at Washington. So New York is also 3-0 on series this season.
Last year the Giants took the season series from the Mets five games to one.

Pitching Match-Up

Scherzer is making his third start of this season for his new team. Last Wednesday he held
Philadelphia to one run and five hits through five innings of a 9-6 New York victory. And five
days before that he gave up three runs through six frames of a 7-3 Mets win. So on the whole
he's allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks through 11 innings, with 13 strikeouts.
Last year, pitching for the Nationals and Dodgers, Scherzer hit 18/30 on quality starts;
Washington played 11-8 with Scherzer while Los Angeles played 11-0!.
In two starts against the Giants last season, one shortened by injury, one in the playoffs, Scherzer
allowed just one run and three hits through seven innings, with one walk and 10 whiffs. Los
Angeles managed to lose that playoff game 1-0.
Webb is a solid 2/2 on quality starts this year. First, he held Miami to one run through six innings
of a 6-5 San Francisco win. Then last Wednesday he held San Diego to one run and four hits
through eight innings, with zero walks and seven K's, in a 2-1 Giants victory. So on the whole
he's allowed two runs and nine hits through 14 innings.
Last year Webb hit 13/26 on quality starts as San Francisco played a sparkling 21-5 with him.
In his only career start against the Mets, last August, Webb allowed two runs and seven hits
through 7 1/3 innings of a 3-2 Giants win.

Splits With the Sticks

San Francisco is batting .262 against right-handed pitching this season (214 AB), with a .342
team OBP and a .463 team slugging percentage.
New York is slashing .259/.358/.453 against RH pitching (247 AB).

The Bullpens

The Giants bullpen owns a 2.16 ERA this season (only 33 1/3 IP), along with a 1.11 WHIP.
The Mets pen owns a 4.06 ERA (37 2/3 IP) and a 1.33 WHIP.

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco played a ML-best 79-35 against right-handed starters last season.

Totals Report

  • The unders are 6-3 in Giants games this season.
  • The unders are also 6-3 in Mets games.
  • The unders played 5-1 in Giants-Mets games last season.
  • The unders played 41-28 at Citi Field last season.

Giants at Mets Prediction 4/19/22

Scherzer's got the big name but Webb's been great over the last season-plus. So we consider this
pitching match-up very even. From there we call the sticks about a wash, too, but we give San
Francisco the check-mark in the bullpen comparison. Plus, the Giants are catching an underdog
price. We like the baseball betting value with San Francisco here.
Free Pick: 
Take San Francisco +115