Reds vs. Mets Prediction
Two of the worst teams in the National League will lock horns starting tonight as the New York Mets host the Cincinnati Reds. Will Noah Syndergaard and New York take the series opener tonight or can Cincinnati prevail as the underdog?
Monday, August 6, 2018
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SNY (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -162 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +152 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Reds have dropped five of six
Cincinnati lost its fifth game out of its last six Sunday afternoon as it fell 2-1 at Washington. Luis Castillo suffered the loss as he allowed two earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Eugenio Suarez helped pace the offense as he went 2-for-4. Mason Williams was also 2-for-4 with an RBI. Patrick Ervin finished 1-for-4 and scored the lone run.
Mets edged in 10 innings
New York lost three out of four games in a home series versus Atlanta, falling 5-4 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon. Amed Rosario went 0-for-3 from the top of the lineup, but walked twice and stole a base while scoring two runs. Wilmer Flores finished 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Michael Conforto ended the contest 2-for-5. Austin Jackson was 1-for-2 with a solo home run plus a walk. Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run that tied the score at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning before the Braves went back ahead the next inning. Tyler Bashlor suffered the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout over one inning of relief.
Homer Bailey (1-8, 5.87 ERA) will start today for Cincinnati, while New York will turn to Syndergaard (6-2, 2.98).
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 1-9 in their last 10 games at New York. Cincinnati is 7-24 in the last 31 meetings.
New York is 20-43 in its last 63 games overall. The Mets are 17-35 in their last 52 games overall.
Syndergaard hasn't been his dominant self since returning from his two DL stays, but he's gotten the job done for the most part. Meanwhile, Bailey is having an abysmal year. It's very difficult to bet on the Mets most days, but here is a good spot for them despite the juice.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -162