San Francisco at NY Mets MLB Betting Preview & Game Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on May 9, 2017 in

The reeling San Francisco Giants (11-22) wrap up their weekend series in Queens when they face the New York Mets (15-16) on Wednesday afternoon. The Giants have dropped four straight and seven of their last nine, including a three-game sweep by Cincinnati over the weekend and a 4-3 walkoff loss to the Mets in the series opener on Monday night. The Mets have won four of five, taking two of three from Miami over the weekend. Here’s a closer look at the MLB betting preview.

San Francisco at NY Mets MLB Betting Preview & Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2007, 1:10pm ET
Where: Citi Field, New York
Radio: San Francisco / New York
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Pitching Matchup: Matt Cain (2-1, 4.70 ERA) (SF) vs Rafael Montero (0-2, 10.45 ERA) (NY)

Why should you bet on the Giants?

Matt Cain had started the season in fine fashion for the Giants, posting a 1.17 ERA in his first four outings. However, he matches his career worst in walks permitted (6) and earned runs permitted (9) in a 3 -inning stint in Cincinnati on Friday. Given the body of work for his season so far, though, smart money is on Cain finding his groove again and bringing his early-season stuff against the Mets. Buster Posey appears to be finding his power stroke, as he jacked a 416-foot homer in the loss on Monday night. The hope is that his bat stays big — and that some other teammates start raking too.

Why should you put your money on the Mets?

Only one Giant has any official at-bats against Met pitcher Rafael Montero — Michael Morse, who has gone 0 for 3 lifetime. The rest of the lineup will be taking their first at-bat against the young pitcher, filling in for Noah Syndergaard while he is on the disabled list. His last start was not impressive — 3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 BB — and some thought that he might be tipping his pitches. The fact that the Giants won’t have seen him should work in his favor — but can he outduel the venerable Matt Cain? Getting the walkoff win on Monday night gives the Mets some momentum, but that could dissipate in Tuesday’s game, so pay attention to that tilt (and any injury news) before locking in a bet.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like how the Mets are starting to string some wins together, but I don’t see them winning this finale. I see Cain finding his stuff and outdueling Montero for a 4-1 win.