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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. New York

San Francisco GiantsNew York Mets
May 5, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Odds

15-15TEAM RECORD12-18

New York will look to improve on its 12-18 record when take on San Francisco, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Jonathan Sanchez, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Giants, while the Mets trot Michael Pelfrey to the mound in this one. He is 1-3 so far in 2011.

View San Francisco vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Mets as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Mets - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 8 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Giants hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 12-ranked defense.

The Giants were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 12-strikeout performance from Tim Lincecum - will prevaiil again after their 2-0 victory against New York at Citi Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Giants at Mets trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco home to Colorado, Friday, May 6
NY Mets home to LA Dodgers, Friday, May 6

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