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Mets Quickly Falling Out of Playoff Contention

The NL East crown is now firmly out of the Mets’ grasp after their dismal post all star break run. They have dropped the first two games of a four-game set with the slumping Giants and will lean on Bartolo Colon Saturday to stop the skid.

SHARK BITES
  • The Mets are 6-11 in the month of August.
  • The Giants’ lineup owns a combined .341 average against Bartolo Colon.
  • The Mets are now 6.5 games out of a playoff spot.

Bartolo (10-7, 3.38 ERA) is still one opponent shy of earning a win against every team in the MLB after the Mets disappointing effort in his last start against the D-backs. He will, however, look to get the Mets back on track today with his 6-4 record on the road. Colon is pitching is still pitching like a younger, thinner man this season and will be a crucial cog if the Mets hope to stay in the playoff race.

The Giants are trying to exit a skid of their own and will call on recently acquired starter Matt Moore (7-9, 4.14 ERA) to handle the starting duties today. Moore got crushed in his last outing but has lasted exactly six innings in all of his three San Francisco starts so far.

The Mets are in serious trouble with their offense struggling and are in danger of getting swept out of AT&T Park. New York is a tough bet these days so you may want to look for value elsewhere.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -146 for the San Francisco Giants in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 0.2-. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

68-54 San Francisco battles the Mets, currently with a 60-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the San Francisco Giants at No. 16 and the New York Mets at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco Giants No. 16 ranked offense (4.52 runs per game) against a New York Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.89 runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have been averaging 9.01 hits per game, more than the New York Mets have managed so far this season (7.99 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.02 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.57 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York suffered a 8-1 loss against San Francisco on Friday, as Seth Lugo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at San Francisco, Sunday, August 21st

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