Two NL contenders finish their series on Thursday afternoon in Flushing, New York.
The San Francisco Giants on the east coast to wrap up things against the upstart Mets, who have jumped out in front in the National League East this season.
The team has been paced by Major League Baseball's best starting rotation by ERA without Jacob DeGrom. The Giants are a legitimate contender as well, but they led the bigs in wins last season, this may be a different team in Flushing in 2022.
Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook for the series finale:
Giants vs. Mets Odds, Run Line, Total
- Giants: +1.5 (-200)
- Mets: -1.5 (+165)
- Giants: +110
- Mets: -120
Total: 7.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Giants vs. Mets Prediction and Pick
After struggling in his first season with the Mets, Carrasco is starting to look the part of a formidable rotation piece for a Pennant contender. Over his first 10.2 innings he has been superb, fanning 13 batters and allowing just a single run on a homer.
Carrasco's emergence has been huge for the Mets trying to remain competitive without DeGrom, but the offense has been fantastic to start the season. Offseason acquisition Starling Marte has been a huge boost to the lineup, driving in 10 runs and stealing 3 bases in 11 games, and the team is thriving.
The Mets are No. 1 in all of baseball in on-base percentage and will face Anthony DeSclafani on Thursday. He has been solid this season despite a poor ERA (4.32), posting a FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) of 1.61. This means that DeSclafani is trending in the right direction long term.
That leads me to a bet on the under with a lean towards the Mets. DeScalfani has been better than his ERA says, but I do believe in the Mets offense to get on base early and often a test the Giants bullpen that has pitched a ton of innings already this series after a doubleheader on Tuesday.
I think Carrasco has been the better pitcher and it's not a fluke. He has looked in control this season and figures to be a mainstay in the Mets playoff rotation. I project another strong outing in what should be a low scoring Mets win on Thursday afternoon.
LEAN: Mets -120, UNDER 7.5
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