The San Francisco Giants are 17-8 in the month, flying up the NL West standings and now face the struggling New York Mets, who have fallen out of the playoff race despite a loaded payroll.
The two meet at Citi Field on Friday night to start a three game series between two teams going in opposite directions. Alex Cobb gets the ball for the Giants in hopes of putting San Francisco 10 over in the month of June, can he shut down the Mets offense while the Giants face right hander Carlos Carrasco?
Here are the odds for Friday's matchup:
Giants vs. Mets odds, run line and total
Giants vs. Mets prediction and pick
The Mets are 7-18 in the month of June, the opposite as the Giants, and I expect the team to continue its struggles on Friday night with Carrasco on the mound. The right hander has no velocity anymore to punch batters out and it's led to a ton of hard hit contact. He is allowing a home run on more than 21% of fly balls this season and his strikeout rate is at his lowest since his rookie campaign, punching out six batters per nine innings while walking more than four.
San Francisco isn't going deep as much, but is hitting at an above league average .254 this month as the team has pulled into the Wild Card picture. The team will lean on Cobb to keep up his fine form against the Mets lineup that is hitting only .227 this month.
Cobb, a groundball pitcher that targets the strike zone well, should be in good shape on Friday against this Mets team that is reliant on home runs. The right hander has a 3.09 ERA, but is generating 59% of ground balls on contact, limiting mistakes and not allowing extra base hits.
With Carrasco on the mound, the Mets can't be expected to keep up against one of the hottest teams in baseball. I'll take the road favorites.
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