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Giants vs Mets Baseball Game Preview

San Francisco Giants

New York Mets
70-81 September 18, 2013, 07:10 PM | Citi Field 67-83

New York will look to improve on its 67-83 record when take on San Francisco, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

The Mets will rely on Aaron Harang to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Cain will be his counterpart for the Giants. Aaron Harang is 5-12 this season, and Matt Cain is 8-9.

View San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

The Mets were listed as 121 moneyline Underdog earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Mets) and the No. 4 (Giants) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -120 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, an 8-5 final on Tuesday in support of Yusmeiro Petit at Citi Field.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.88 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.93 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 8.22 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.04 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 4.49 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

A few Giants at Mets trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
NY Mets is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at New York, Thursday, September 19th