Reds vs. Mets MLB Prediction
The red-hot Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will travel to the Big Apple this weekend where they’ll take on the Mets for a three-game series. With Sonny Gray set to oppose Carlos Carrasco in the pitching matchup tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET, what’s the best bet when it comes to Game 1 of this series?
905 Cincinnati Reds (+110) at 906 New York Mets (-135); o/u 8
7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, July 30, 2021
Citi Field, New York, NY
Cincinnati Reds DFS Notes
Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Thursday in the win over the Cubs. Votto's eighth homer in six games was his 20th of the season. He has more homers in these six games than he had hit in any single month since June 2017.
New York Mets DFS Notes
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Mets have shown interest in Javier Baez. The Mets have long been listed as a potential destination for Kris Bryant, but they are evidently talking to the Cubs about Baez, as well. Baez would give the Mets a replacement for Francisco Lindor (oblique) at shortstop before then sliding over to second base when Lindor returns.
Reds vs. Mets MLB Betting Prediction
The Reds are just 4-13 in their last 17 games at Citi Field and are 10-27 in their last 37 games versus the Mets overall. The Reds are also 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog, are 2-5 in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter. The Mets, meanwhile, are 5-0 in their last five games coming off a loss, are 6-1 in their last seven games when playing the opener game of a series and are 15-5 in their last 20 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -135