New York Mets at San Francisco Giants - 5/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets at San Francisco Giants - 5/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (22-18) vs New York Mets (28-15)

Game Info: Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Alex Cobb (3-1) (5.61) vs David Peterson (1-0) (1.89)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -145 / New York Mets +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets will play the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of their series at Oracle Park on Monday night.

The New York Mets are 28-15 this season and have won four of their last five games. New York is coming off of a series win against Colorado, where they won two of the three games played. The New York pitching staff has a 3.41 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average this season. The Mets offense has scored 194 runs with a .253 batting average and a .328 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .279 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is David Peterson, who is 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 19 innings pitched this season.

The San Francisco Giants are 22-18 this season and have lost four games in a row. San Francisco is coming off of a series loss against San Diego, where they lost all three games played. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .259 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 198 runs with a .244 batting average and a .326 on base percentage this year. Wilmer Flores is batting .260 with four home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Giants this year. The projected starter for San Francisco is Alex Cobb, who is 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 25.2 innings pitched this season.

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New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The under is 6-2 in New York’s last 8 road games. San Francisco is 16-5 in their last 21 Monday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games. The over is 5-1 in San Francisco’s last 6 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

The Mets have been playing well in their last five games, while the Giants have lost four of their last five games. The pitching matchup favors the Mets with Peterson on the mound. The Giants turn to Alex Cobb, who gave up 7 runs in his last start against Colorado over 5.1 innings pitched. I like the Mets on the road here and am also leaning on the over.

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