Mets vs. Red Sox Prediction
The New York Mets will send ace Jacob deGrom to the mound this afternoon, while the host Boston Red Sox will turn to Chris Sale as he ramps up his arm strength with the playoffs approaching. Can New York secure the victory today and take two out of three in the series?
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Fenway Park at 1:05PM ET
TV: NESN (BOS)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Sox are a -203 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +187 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Mets held to two hits by Porcello, bullpen
Rick Porcello threw five innings to pick up the win Saturday in a 5-3 home triumph over the Mets as he gave up three earned runs on two hits with five strikeouts and one walk over five innings. Craig Kimbrel earned his 41st save of the season as he struck out one in a perfect inning. Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run from the leadoff spot. Andrew Benintendi finished 2-for-5, while Steve Pearce was 3-for-4 with a run. Ian Kinsler ended the contest 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Jackie Bradley Jr. finished 1-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Brock Holt was 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit two-run double.
Nimmo homers in loss
Brandon Nimmo provided all the offense for New York on Saturday as he went 1-for-4 with a 3-run home run that gave his squad a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning before Boston responded with four in the fifth. Todd Frazier went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run. Jeff McNeil ended the game 1-for-4 with a run. Paul Sewald suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and one walk over two-thirds of an inning.
On the season, deGrom has a 8-9 record and a 1.71 ERA. Sale is 12-4 with a 1.96 ERA.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight Mets road games. New York is 8-19 in its last 27 interleague games.
The Red Sox are 48-14 in their last 62 interleague games. Boston is 40-14 in its last 54 home games.
Sale is only expected to pitch a max of three innings, so there is room for deGrom to do his usual great pitching and keep the Mets in this game. Boston will likely turn to Nathan Eovaldi in relief first and he hasn't been sharp very often since being traded from Tampa Bay before the deadline. With deGrom having a historic season, I'm going to take my chances today on New York as an underdog.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +187