Mets vs. Brewers Prediction
The New York Mets are 1.5 games out of first place in the NL East standings as they enter a series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Can New York win on the road tonight to get the three-game set off to a strong start?
Friday, May 3, 2019
Miller Park at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are a -133 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +123 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 51 percent of public bets are siding with visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Syndergaard does it all in win
Noah Syndergaard had one of the best days by a starting pitcher in a very long time Thursday afternoon as his complete-game shutout led New York to a 1-0 victory at Cincinnati. He also accounted for the game's lone run as his opposite-field home run in the bottom of the third inning proved to hold up. Syndergaard allowed four hits while striking out 10 and walking one in his nine dominant innings of work. The home run was his lone hit in three at-bats. Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto and Wilson Ramos all finished 1-for-3 in the victory. Steven Matz starts today for the Mets as he enters with a 3-1 record, 3.68 ERA and 1.09 WHIP plus 29 strikeouts over 29 1/3 innings.
Brewers hammered by Rockies
With Christian Yelich still out of the lineup, Milwaukee fell by a count of 11-6 Thursday at home against Colorado to fall into a split of the four-game series. The Brewers are now 17-16 overall and 10-8 at home this season. Ben Gamel helped lead the Milwaukee offense as he was 2-for-5 and scored a run. Mike Moustakas finished 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Ryan Braun was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Lorenzo Cain ended the contest 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Freddy Peralta suffered the loss as he gave up nine runs (six earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks over four innings. Brandon Woodruff will start today for Milwaukee as he comes in with a 3-1 record, 5.17 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 38 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 1-4 in their last five road games. New York is 7-1 in the last eight Matz starts.
The Brewers are 5-1 in the last six meetings. The Brewers are 8-1 in the last nine home meetings.
Milwaukee's offense takes a big hit with Yelich sidelined and it is unknown if he will return tonight, which leads me to believe he'll remain out of the lineup. Matz has had a strong start this season aside from one dismal outing at Philadelphia. While the Brewers still have a strong offense and are in a hitter's park, I like Matz' chances to navigate through while getting some run support from his offense. I'm taking a shot at the dogs here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +123