MLB Lines on New York Mets vs. Giants

August 1, 2012 MLB Baseball

This four game set between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants resumes tonight by the bay. Game two is scheduled to start at 10:15ET in AT&T Park on the shores of McCovey Cove.

The Mets traveled to the west coast after spending the weekend in the desert, where they split a four game series with the Diamondbacks, dropping the middle two contests. In the series finale on Sunday, R.A. Dickey won his 14th in the 5-1 New York victory. Scott Hairston had 2 RBI’s off his two hits and three other Mets contributed run scoring doubles to provide the teams 5 run output. Start your MLB Betting action on New York Mets vs. Giants game.

The Giants had a tough end to the week at home, being swept by their intra state rival Los Angeles Dodgers in a 3 game set. To add insult to injury, the last two contests were 10-0, 4-0 shutouts.

In the first game in this matchup last night, Hairston’s bat was alive again as he homered twice in the Mets 8-7 ten inning win. His second homer put New York up 7-6 in the tenth before they added an all important insurance run, with San Francisco coming back in the bottom of the inning with a run of their own. Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey both had run scoring double to tie the game in the ninth.

The Mets (50-53) have been dropping back in the NL East standings after losing 7 of their last 10. They now trail the first place Nationals by 12 games and are 8.5 behind second place Atlanta. They are 24-27 away from the Big Apple.

After the weekend disaster versus the Dodgers, the Giants (55-47) are now in a virtual tie with L.A., technically leading them by 1 percentage point. San Francisco has played well overall at home going 31-21 in San Fran. Check the MLB Odds for New York Mets vs. Giants game.

Two righthanders square off on the mound tonight with rookie Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00 ERA) making his second start for the Mets and Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88 ERA) going for the Giants.

San Francisco is a home favorite at -$150, while the Mets are a +$130. The over/under of just 6.5 total runs is on a $110/$100 moneyline. Open an Account for the best Sportsbook Parlay and Vegas Teaser Payouts in the Industry.

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