Mets vs. Padres Sunday Prediction
The New York Mets and San Diego Padres will play one of a handful of rubber matches around Major League Baseball today. Is the betting total set too low for Sunday's matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: NYM (WPIX); FSSD (SDP)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Mets as a -124 favorite. As of this writing, 79% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Padres on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mets' Wheeler only goes four innings in last start
Zack Wheeler lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs Tuesday but escaped with a no-decision in a 6-5 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. Wheeler was in an early hole after he walked Matt Carpenter to lead off the bottom of the first inning and Tommy Pham followed with a two-run homer. It didn’t get much better after that, as he yielded six hits and walked two while fanning three. Wheeler will have a bounce-back opportunity in a better matchup this weekend in San Diego.
Padres' Mitchell settles down after rough first inning
Bryan Mitchell gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Rockies. Mitchell's line isn't pretty, but it could have been much worse after he gave up four in the bottom the first. Still, it's another poor effort from the former Yankee, and his ERA now sits at 5.76. At some point, you have to wonder if San Diego will move the right-hander to the bullpen, but it's too soon for that to happen just yet. His next start will come Sunday against the Mets in Petco Park.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are just 1-7 in Wheeler's last eight starts against the National League West and have dropped five of his last seven outings on Sunday.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last five home games and are 1-4 in Mitchell's last five outings.
The over is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams in San Diego and has cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams. The over is also 6-1 in Wheeler's last seven starts coming off four days of rest, is 12-5-3 in his last 20 outings overall, and is 6-1 in the Padres' last seven home games.
The Pick: Mets/Padres over 8