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New York Mets at San Francisco Giants- Tuesday, July 7
The New York Mets continue this week’s road series against the San Francisco Giants this Tuesday night with Game 2 of a three-game set. BetAnySports has listed the Mets as +130 underdogs with the MLB betting odds on the Giants set at -140. The total for this game has been set at 7.
New York began this six-game West Coast swing by taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend. It outscored the Dodgers 13-5 with two of the three games going OVER the total. This followed a three-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs at home in which the Mets were only able to score one run in the three games combined. New York is currently 4.5 games in back of Washington in the NL East at 42-41, but it is just 13-27 on the road this year.
Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon is scheduled to get the start for the Mets on Tuesday night. He looked solid in his last start by shutting out the Cubs through seven full innings. This was after he got rocked for a combined 10 earned runs on 19 hits in his previous two starts. On the year, Colon is 9-6 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
The Giants have slipped four games off the pace in the NL West after dropping their last six contests. They were first swept by Miami on the road before losing three-straight road games to Washington this past weekend. This skid has left San Francisco just one game above .500 at 42-41 and it heads back to AT&T Park with a 21-20 record at home this year. The total has gone OVER in five of its last seven home games.
Matt Cain did not make his first start of the season until last Thursday after an extended stay on the DL. The rust was pretty evident after Miami banged the right-hander around with five earned runs on seven hits in just five innings of work. He also put four men on base with walks.
Colon has been hit or miss this season, but he still gives the Mets the edge against Cain, who will probably need a few more starts to regain his form. This matchup opens-up a golden opportunity for a play on New York as a +123 underdog on BetAnySports’ MLB money line.
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