Will the over cash this afternoon for bettors when the Giants host the Mets at AT&T Park?
The Odds: Mets vs. Giants, 4:05PM ET, AT&T Park
New York enters play having lost seven of its last 10 games and is 33-41 on the year (16-18 on the road). San Francisco has been even worse, losing nine of its last 10, 20 of its 34 home games, and 50 of its 77 games played on the year. Both teams have been bad, but the Giants have been simply wretched.
Despite their unslightly record, the Giants are favored to beat the Mets today at -150 on the money line. That makes New York a +130 money line underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 8.5 but has been bet up to 9.
The Pitching Matchup: Rafael Montero (NYM) vs. Matt Moore (SF)
Montero has pitched 26 1/3 innings this season. He owns a 6.49 ERA and a 0-4 record while striking out 28 and walking 19. In his last outing, he pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief in a 10-6 loss to the Dodgers. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out five and walking two in that outing.
Moore, meanwhile, hasn’t had much go right for him in 2017. He enters play today with a 3-7 record and an unsightly 5.82 ERA. The veteran left-hander did win in his last start, however, pitching seven strong innings against the Braves in Atlanta. In that outing, Moore allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking just one batter.
The over is a near-perfect 2-0-2 in the last four meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The over is also 17-6-3 in the Mets’ last 26 road games and is 38-15-7 in their last 60 games.
On the other side, the over is a near-perfect 4-1 in the Giants’ last four home games and is 7-3-2 in their last 12 games overall. In their last seven games against a right-handed starter, the over is 4-1-2.
Sunday MLB Prediction: Mets/Giants over 9