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2018 MLB Season
(15-8) New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres (9-17)
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: PETCO Park, San Diego California
Projected Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Joey Lucchesi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -125 | Mets +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Arizona -1.5 (+170)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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New York Mets
After dealing with a broken hand to start the season, Vargas is ready to make his MLB debut as a New York Met. Matt Harvey has been moved to the bullpen, while Vargas takes the fifth spot in the rotation.
The veteran lefty posted okay numbers a year ago owning a 6.71 K/9 compared to a 2.91 BB/9, while the home runs were a little high with a 1.35 HR/9. Overall he posted a 4.16 ERA and 4.67 FIP, which are numbers he’ll be looking to improve upon this season.
New York has been a slump in the past week winning just two of five contests. Their lineup has been the cause for their slump as they are only slashing .203/.293/.278 to go along with nine extra-base hits and 18 RBI.
San Diego Padres
After three solid starts to begin his young career, Lucchesi was due for a down game, which is what happened against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went five innings giving up four earned off of five hits while striking out four and walking four. It was his first loss of the season.
Despite the faulty start, his numbers are still very solid. He owns a 9.79 K/9 compared to just a 2.70 BB/9, and does well keeping the ball in the park with a 0.68 HR/9. Luck hasn’t been too much of a factor for him as he owns a .294 BABIP. All this equals a sparkling 2.70 ERA and 2.88 FIP for the lefty.
San Diego continues to play losing baseball as they have won just two of their last six contests. Like New York’s lineup, San Diego’s lineup has been slumping hard as they are only slashing .207/.265/.303 in that span to go along with 11 extra-base hits and 20 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYM are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.
- NYM are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games playing on the road against SD.
- NYM are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing SD.
- Total has gone OVER in 5 of SD last 5 games at home.
- SD are 4-11 in their last 15 home games.
Free New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: San Diego edges out New York
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8
Both lineups couldn’t hit their way out of a tin can right now, and they both struggle with lefties. Luchessi has been pitching well enough to where I expect him to escape this one giving up a couple runs. Vargas has been anxiously awaiting his glove hand to heal, so I expect this veteran to come out focused and excited to pitch for his new team. The run total should be low in this outing.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Padres 4 – Mets 3
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