Mets vs. Brewers Sunday Prediction
After absolutely pounding the Mets on Saturday, what will the Brewers do for an encore on Sunday? Following their 17-6 victory, will the Brewers sweep the Mets out of Milwaukee or will New York respond with an upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 27, 2018
2:10 p.m. ET, Miller Park
TV: NYM (SNY); MIL (FSWI)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Brewers as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Mets on the moneyline. 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 strikes out nine in loss to Marlins
Zack Wheeler pitched well in a losing effort against the Marlins on Tuesday, surrendering three runs (one earned) on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Wheeler matched his season-high with nine strikeouts in the ballgame and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage against him came during a three-run rally in the second inning, which was helped by a key error made by Jose Reyes.
Wheeler has been brutally inconsistent this season, alternating gems and disasters over his last four starts. He now owns an underwhelming 5.32 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season. Despite this strong outing, he isn't a recommended streaming option for Sunday's start against the Brewers in Milwaukee
Brewers' Chacin strikes out six in no-decision vs. D-Backs
Jhoulys Chacin was fantastic in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, scattering two hits over his five frames. Chacin punched out six on the night while walking four. He could have worked deeper in the game, but was lifted for a pinch hitter with a man on and two outs in the fifth inning.
The right-hander had proven to be a nice low-cost addition for the Brewers, registering a 3.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 42/27 K/BB ratio in 57 innings. He's a fringe streaming option for Sunday's matchup against the Mets.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 1-7 in their last eight games versus the Brewers at Miller Park.
The Brewers have won five of their last six games, five of six at home and are 6-1 in Chacin's last seven starts.
I know the Brewers red hot and are coming off a win in which they scored 17 runs but I have a hunch the Mets will respond today. Baseball can be a random sport, especially over the course of 162 games. So while backing a team that just had two touchdowns and a field goal scored on their pitching staff doesn't seem like a wise move, I wouldn't be surprised if the Brewers came out flat today and the Mets played with some urgency. This is a good time to back the underdog too in a game that doesn't feature elite pitching.
The Pick: New York Mets +105