New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/18/2022

by | Apr 17, 2022

Led by Brandon Nimmo (two-game homer streak), the New York Mets (6-3) are favorites versus the San Francisco Giants (6-2) Monday at 7:10 PM ET. Oddsmakers have named the Mets as -120 favorites for the game. New York’s Tylor Megill and San Francisco’s Alex Cobb have been named the starters for this contest.

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Mets vs Giants Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Mets -120 +100 7 +100 -120 -1.5 +140 -125

Computer Predictions for Mets vs. Giants

Our computer pick: San Francisco Giants (+100) and Over (7)

Mets vs. Giants Game Info

  • New York Mets probable starting pitcher: Tylor Megill
  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Cobb
  • Game Day: Monday, April 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Stadium: Citi Field

New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants Pitching Matchup

Megill Cobb
2 GS 1
2-0 W-L 1-0
0.00 ERA 3.60
10.1 IP 5.0
0 BB 2
11 SO 10

Mets Starter Tylor Megill

  • Megill (2-0) gets the starting nod for the Mets, his third of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday, the righty tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies while surrendering three hits.
  • He has a .00 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .176 against him over his two appearances this season.
  • Megill will aim to go five or more innings for his third straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing.
  • He meets a Giants offense that ranks 19th in the league with 35 runs while batting .227 as a unit. It has a collective .385 slugging percentage (13th in MLB action) and has hit a total of nine home runs (11th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old’s .00 ERA ranks first, .581 WHIP ranks third, and 9.6 K/9 ranks 25th.

Giants Starter Alex Cobb

  • Cobb will take to the mound for the Giants, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he threw five innings against the San Diego Padres, giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of 3.60, a 5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.200.
  • The Mets rank third in MLB with 44 runs scored this season. They have a .241 batting average this campaign with 11 home runs (fifth in the league).

Mets Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Mets have won five of the seven games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • New York has a record of 4-2 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -120 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Mets, based on the moneyline, is 54.5%.
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the total this season in two of their nine opportunities.
  • The Mets are 7-2-0 against the spread in their nine chances this season.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants came away victorious in the one game they played as the underdog this season.
  • Oddsmakers have given San Francisco the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +100 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Giants have a 50% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • San Francisco and their opponents have hit the over in two of their eight games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In eight games with a line this season, the Giants have a mark of 3-5-0 against the spread.

Mets Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Pete Alonso accumulated 37 home runs and had 94 runs batted in last season.
  • Eduardo Escobar had 26 doubles, five triples, 28 home runs and 48 walks while batting .253.
  • Starling Marte had a batting average of .310 with 145 total hits last season.
  • Francisco Lindor hit .230 with 16 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 58 walks.
Francisco Lindor 9 .281 .425 .625 3 7 9
Pete Alonso 9 .235 .300 .559 3 14 8
Starling Marte 8 .242 .306 .424 2 7 8
Eduardo Escobar 8 .250 .400 .464 0 2 7
Jeff McNeil 8 .286 .394 .286 0 2 8

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Brandon Crawford accumulated a batting average of .298 with 90 runs batted in last season.
  • Mike Yastrzemski hit .224 with 28 doubles, three triples, 25 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Wilmer Flores hit .262 last season with 16 doubles, a triple, 18 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Brandon Belt launched 29 home runs a season ago while slugging .597.
Brandon Belt 97 .274 .378 .597 29 59 89
Mike Yastrzemski 139 .224 .311 .457 25 71 105
Brandon Crawford 138 .298 .373 .522 24 90 144
Wilmer Flores 139 .262 .335 .447 18 53 102
Joc Pederson 137 .238 .310 .422 18 61 102

Betting Tips for Mets vs. Giants

After looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Giants on the moneyline at +100. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7 runs.

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