New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Pick – MLB May 23, 2022

The New York Mets are on the west coast for what should be an entertaining series against the San Francisco Giants. This is a three-game series, and then the Mets will head home for a three-game tilt versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets are having their most promising season in a while. They looked good last season until injuries ravished their pitching staff. Armed with more depth this season, the Mets look like the team to beat in the NL East.

They are coming off a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon. It was a successful trip to a tough environment at Coors Field, with the Mets winning two of three games.

The Mets dropped an 11-3 final on Saturday, but responded well behind Taijuan Walker. Walker lasted 7 innings with 5 hits and no runs allowed.

2 runs is typically not what is required to win at Coors Field, but Walker and the bullpen were shining in Denver.

With the win, the Mets are a 28-15 team with an eight-game lead on the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies going into Oracle Park.

After a sweep against the San Diego Padres, the Giants are looking to snap a four-game losing streak. San Francisco was coming off a 5-3 loss to the Rockies in Denver and then fell in three straight at Coors Field.

It was a lifeless effort from the Giants on the mound and plate yesterday afternoon. The Rockies made it look easy in a 10-1 game, with the Giants’ Alex Wood getting hammered for 8 hits and 5 earned runs in 3 innings.

Lefty David Peterson will look to stay hot in the Bay Area. Peterson isn’t the top guy in the rotation, but he’s pitching like an ace. The Giants counter with Alex Cobb, who is looking for a bounce-back performance.

Head below for our free Mets vs. Giants prediction on May 23, 2022.

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
NY Mets +1.5 (-175) +115 Over 7.5 (-115)
San Francisco Giants -1.5 (+150) -138 Under 7.5 (-105)
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Team Data NY Mets San Francisco Giants
Overall Record 28-15 22-18
Away/Home Record 15-7 11-10
Batting Average .250 .240
Batting Average Away/Home .250 .244
Runs Per 9 4.63 5.05
Team ERA 3.41 4.05
Team ERA Away/Home 3.47 4.05

Mets vs. Giants Prediction:

The Mets are going to have a rotation that features Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. DeGrom is working himself back from an injury, and when he’s back, that 1-2 combo will be tough to beat.

However, deGrom and Scherzer aren’t all the Mets have. David Peterson is overlooked, but it’s been tough for him to stay in the rotation because of how stacked they are in Queens. With Scherzer on the injury list, Peterson has a big chance ahead.

Even though he’s had a solid start in the major leagues, Peterson has been in the minors since a May 3 appearance against the Atlanta Braves.

Peterson is going into this one with an ERA of 1.89 and a 1.11 WHIP through four games. He’s coming off his worst start of the season versus the Braves.

Peterson has only appeared in four games, so it’s best to be cautious and not overreact. He conceded 4 hits and 3 earned runs to the Braves, then demoted to the minor leagues.

In Triple-A ball, Peterson recorded an ERA of 4.02 and a 1.40 WHIP through three games.

This is why it’s better to be cautious with Peterson despite good numbers in the major leagues. All it could take is one bad attempt for his numbers to take a big dive. In his second year in the majors, Peterson finished with a 5.54 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 15 starts in 2022.

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 6-2 overall in their previous eight games versus the National League
  • 8-3 overall in their previous 11 games versus the NL West
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games
  • UNDER is 7-2 in their previous nine games at San Francisco
  • UNDER is 6-2 in their previous eight games on the road


  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 4-2 overall in their previous six games versus the NL East
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games
  • OVER is 9-3 in their previous 12 games
  • OVER 5-1 in their previous six games at home
  • UNDER is 6-3 in their previous nine games versus the Mets

  • The Giants haven’t been at their best recently as they look to get out of this hole at home. I have some confidence in everyone bouncing back tonight, including Alex Cobb.

    Cobb is going into this evening with an ERA of 5.61 and a 1.52 WHIP.

    He was going into his last start with an ERA of 3.98, but suffered plenty of damage at Coors Field. Cobb allowed 10 hits and 7 earned runs in only the first game that he’s given up more than 3 runs.

    At Oracle Park, expect Cobb to carry himself much better in the Bay Area. Cobb owns an ERA of 3.38 and a .226 OBA at home this season.

    The picture has been much different for Cobb at home than on the road. He has posted an ERA of 9.31 ERA as a visitor, mostly due to the damage against the Rockies.

    The oddsmakers look like they’re asking for Mets money in this one. According to the price, they don’t seem too confident as the public does at Oracle Park tonight.

    Peterson isn’t as good as numbers indicate, and Cobb is much better than his skewed numbers suggest after a trip to Coors Field. I’m looking at the Giants to show up and end their losing streak at four games tonight.


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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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