New York Mets at San Francisco Giants 8/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 7:45 PM UTC
Location: Oracle Park
Latest Odds: SF -158 Total 8.5
TV Channel: MLBN

Oracle Park will play host to a Wednesday MLB matinee between the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. The Mets (59-60) are looking to snap a five-game losing streak and have fallen 4.5 games out of first place in the NL East Division standings. Last night, New York 1B Pete Alonso hit a two-run blast during a 3-2 road loss against San Francisco.

Rookie right-hander Tylor Megill (1-2 3.42 ERA) will make his 11th career major league start for the Mets. Through his first 50 innings, Megill has struck out 54 batters and owns a solid 1.16 WHIP.

The San Francisco Giants are a major league best 42-18 at home and lead Los Angeles by 4.5 games for the top spot in the NL West Division. On Tuesday, Tommy LaStella crushed a two-run shot and Evan Longoria added a solo shot to provide the San Francisco offense. SP Logan Webb (7-3) allowed two runs in seven plus innings to earn the win for the Giants (78-42).

The Giants will turn to thirty-one year old righty Anthony DeSclafani (11-5 3.29 ERA) on Wednesday. Last time out, DeSclafani allowed two runs in five innings during a 5-4 home victory versus Colorado.

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Betting Trends

  • Mets are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
  • Giants are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series.
  • Over is 4-1 in Mets last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Under is 13-3 in Giants last 16 during game 3 of a series.
  • Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco.
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Free MLB Pick: New York Mets +131

New York SS Francisco Lindor (oblique) could rejoin the lineup after the team’s current West Coast trip. Through 119 games, New York ranks 24th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. For the season, San Francisco ranks 5th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the Mets to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets 5-3.

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