San Francisco vs New York MLB Odds Analysis
On Friday night, the San Francisco Giants will be in New York to take on the Mets and open a weekend series. The Mets (13-7) are in second place in the National League East and just beat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-2, on Wednesday. The Giants (12-11) are in second place in the National League West and just outslugged the San Diego Padres, 13-9, on Wednesday. Find out the latest MLB odds here.
San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets MLB Odds Analysis
When: Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:10pm Eastern time
Where: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
TV: CSBA, SNY
Radio: WOR 710 AM New York
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Jake Peavy (1-1, 6.86 ERA) (SF) vs Steven Matx (2-1, 5.40 ERA) (NY)
Why should you bet on San Francisco?
The Giants send Jake Peavy to the mound. He has struggled mightily so far this season, but his last start on Sunday showed why the Giants invested in him. He threw a dazzling seven innings that outperformed Jose Fernandez, the ace for the Miami Marlins. Met captain David Wright is only 1 for 5 against Peavy is his career, and Yoenis Cespedes is only 2 for 7. One of those hits was a home run, but Peavy has done better than many against some of the Mets’ top hitters.
Why should you put your money on the Mets?
The Mets enter their series with the Giants on a six-game winning streak. One big reason for their success so far is Neil Walker, the free agent they brought in to replace second baseman Daniel Murphy. He is tied for the major league lead with nine home runs, and the Mets’ starting pitchers have been delivering quality starts. Steven Matz has a slightly elevated ERA but has delivered quality starts his last two times out and is also a threat at the plate.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Behind Matz’s arm, I like the Mets to open their home series against the Giants with a win. I’m predicting a 4-2 New York win.