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San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets Betting Pick

Time: 7:10 PM EST Saturday August 2, 2014 SNNY

Location: Citi Field, New York, New York

The New York Mets host the San Francisco Giants in a National League match up.

In their last games: The Giants beat the Mets 5-1 in Game 2 of this 4-game series.

Ryan Vogelsong struck out 5 and only allowed 2 hits in the Giants’ 5-1 win over the Mets.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Mets are 4-0 in Jacob deGrom’s last 4 starts.

The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Mets.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Mets in New York.

In the last 10 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 8-2.

Pitching Match Up
San Francisco Giants: Jake Peavy (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
New York Mets: Jacob deGrom (5-5, 2.79 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Giants +113 / Mets -123
Run Line: New York -1.5 +170
Total Line: 7 Under -120

Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
San Francisco Giants: 58-50 SU / O/U 52-50 / Run Line W/L 54-54
New York Mets: 52-56 SU / O/U 47-50 / Run Line W/L 64-44

Key Betting Trends
• SF is 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• SF is 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
• SF has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
• NY is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
• NY is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
• NY has an Under record of 9-3 in their last 12 games.

Key Player Injuries

GIANTS
Ehire Adrianza Strained right hamstring on 15-day DL(7/25)
Brandon Belt Concussion on 7-day DL(7/20)
Matt Cain Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(7/11)
Angel Pagan Back strain on 15-day DL(6/15)
Hector Sanchez Concussion on 7-day DL(7/26)
Marco Scutaro Strained lower back on 15-day DL(7/25)

METS
Matt Harvey Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/30)
Daisuke Matsuzaka Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(7/25)
Bobby Parnell Torn MCL, right elbow on 60-day DL(4/1)

Betting Pick:

Peavy hasn’t won since the 70’s, but he really hasn’t pitched that poorly with 6 quality starts over his last 8 games. He pitched last season against the Mets in New York and it was a sharp performance of 6 and 2/3 innings of 1 run ball. Degrom has been dominant in recent starts allowing just 2 runs in 20 and 1/3 innings covering 3 starts. He’s an unimpressive 2-3 at home, but that’s because of run support as he has a brilliant 1.83 ERA. We get under favoring umpire O’Nora and that’s where my money is going to go. Take the Under 7 -120

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