Free MLB Pick: Mets vs. Padres Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
New York Mets (27-21) vs. San Diego Padres (34-23)
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs Yu Darvish
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +165 | Padres -185
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7
New York Mets
A fun and entertaining series begins Thursday as two playoff caliber teams in the Mets and Padres go head-to-head.
The Mets and Padres will meet in a four-game series over this weekend. After dropping an extra-inning contest Tuesday to the Diamondbacks, the Mets responded with a one run win of their own Wednesday.
The Mets still lead in the NL East and have picked things up of late, winning six of their last seven games. New York is ahead of the Phillies and Braves by 4.5 games and have taken advantage of a weak NL East. The Mets are currently the only team in the division above .500.
Taijuan Walker, one of the many strong pitchers in the Mets rotation, takes the bump for New York. He makes his 10th start of the season Thursday and has been impressive in his first nine starts. This year, the right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.84 ERA, a 0.939 WHIP, 19 walks and 49 strikeouts over 49 innings of work.
Walker threw five scoreless innings his last time out and has progressively gotten better as the season has progressed. He owns a 0.60 ERA in his last three starts.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have arguably been the best team in baseball this year, but are currently in the midst of a four game losing streak after falling to the Cubs again Wednesday. The Padres are a game behind the Giants for the best record in a stacked NL West, but own the best run differential in the league.
The Padres were also hit with some unfortunate news Wednesday, as Tommy Pham and Ha-seong Kim both exited the game after a scary collision.
Yu Darvish gets the call to face Walker in what should be a fun game for fans who like pitching. Darvish is 5-1 with a 2.16 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, 16 walks and 79 strikeouts over 66.2 innings of work this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter.Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Padres are 9-2 in their last 11 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Padres are 13-3 in their last 16 home games.
Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Padres are 39-14 in their last 53 games as a home favorite.
Free New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Padres are the play in this spot on the runline. While the Mets have had a great dynamic duo on the pitchers mound in Walker and Jacob DeGrom, their hitting continues to sputter and needs improved. It will be hard for them to get their offense going against Darvish.
In a matchup of two great pitchers, I have to go with the team that has the more productive offense. The Padres have that edge in this matchup and have one of the better offenses in baseball.
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