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New York Mets host San Francisco Giants in baseball action

San Francisco Giants

New York Mets
70-82 September 19, 2013, 01:10 PM | Citi Field 68-83

The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Giants arrive at Citi Field on Thursday.

Madison Bumgarner gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Giants on this day; he's 12-9 on the season. The Mets, meanwhile, will counter with Jonathon Niese, who will be looking to improve on his 7-7 mark.

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

The visitors were -138 moneyline Favorite in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

The Mets - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 4.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Mets on September 18. Bettors who backed the Mets at +152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to New York on Wednesday 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 3.89 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.93 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 8.23 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.02 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

A few Giants at Mets trends to consider:
San Francisco is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Mets is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at New York, Friday, September 20th
New York at Philadelphia, Friday, September 20th