San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/25/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/24/2021 at 8:37 PM ET

The San Francisco Giants play the second game of a three-game series in the Big Apple on Wednesday against the New York Mets. San Francisco is 80-44 following a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. San Francisco enjoyed the day off on Monday to travel across the country to New York. The Giants are first in the National League West with a 2 ½-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford is leading San Francisco in nearly every statistical category with team highs in home runs with 19, RBIs with 70, hits with 107 and on-base percentage at .367. Crawford also has the leading batting average at .300. On Wednesday, San Francisco will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. The right-hander is 7-6 with an ERA of 3.89, 92 Ks and 24 BBs.

The New York Mets are 61-63 following a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. New York was off on Monday to return from the west coast to the Big Apple to host San Francisco on Tuesday. The Mets lost three of four against Los Angeles and New York has dropped to third in the National League East 6 ½ games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.

First baseman Pete Alonso is batting .258 to lead New York and has team highs in home runs with 28, RBIs with 73, hits with 107 and on-base percentage at .341. As a team, New York has hit only 130 home runs in 124 games. On Wednesday, New York will send Taijuan Walker to the mound. The right-hander is 7-8 with an ERA of 3.86, 114 Ks and 45 BBs.

The San Francisco Giants will continue their excellent play with a victory on Wednesday over New York, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in four of San Francisco's last five and in five of the Mets last six. In addition, the UNDER has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two. San Francisco has the second best team ERA in baseball, while New York is 10th. The Mets are also next to last in runs scored in baseball. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win, but our best play is UNDER 4-3.

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