Giants @ Mets: Mets host Giants in series finale on Thursday
Giants @ Mets MLB odds spreads and predictions
The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets will square off in their series finale on Thursday.
After suffering a 9-3 loss in the opener, the Mets bounced back in the second game of this series on Wednesday night.
Jason Vargas pitched his first shutout in two years, and Amed Rosario blasted a three-run homer to lead the New York Mets to a 7-0 win.
Michael Conforto and Adeiny Hechavarria each had a solo homer for the Mets, who ended a three-game losing streak with their second win in seven games.
Vargas (2-3) has been stellar as of late. He's allowed one run or fewer in seven of his past eight starts. The 36-year-old southpaw struck out a season-high eight, allowed five hits and a walk.
When is it? Thursday June 6th
What time is first pitch? 12:10 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Citi Field
Which channel is it on? SNY
Tyler Beede (0-2) allowed six runs (five earned) in five innings for the Giants, who had won three straight.
Beede was coming off his best start in the majors, going six innings in a 3-1 win against the Marlins. The 2014 first-round pick is still seeking his first major league win.
Giants @ Mets Run Line
The New York Mets are giving the Giants 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
I like the Mets to come away with this rubber game of this series against the Giants.
I believe New York will carry momentum from its big win on Wednesday night into a quick turnaround on Thursday afternoon and come away with a victory.
Roll with the Mets at home here.
Giants @ Mets Over/Under
The over/under in this one is set at 7.5 total runs.
My final score prediction: New York Mets 6, San Francisco Giants 4.
Take the over in this matchup.
Where the game will be won or lost
The New York Mets will send starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to the mound on Thursday afternoon.
Wheeler currently sports a 5-3 record with a 4.68 ERA this season. He has 87 strike outs over 77.0 innings of work for the Mets.
The Giants will roll with Shaun Anderson, who is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA so far this year. He has 13 strike outs over 22.0 innings for San Francisco.
If New York wants to take the rubber game of this series, Wheeler will need to be on his 'A' game. The Mets will also need to score a decent amount of runs to come away with the win.
Rookie sensation Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 20 homers to go along with a .265 batting average and 45 runs batted in.
Jeff McNeil leads New York with a .337 batting average.