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2021 MLB Handicapping
New York Mets (27-22) vs. San Diego Padres (35-23)
Date: Friday, June 4th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi (NY) vs Blake Snell (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +170 | Padres -190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7
The AL East leading New York Mets will continue their 9 game road trip with a 4 game weekend series against the San Diego Padres. This will be the 1st meeting between these teams this season but will play again next week in the Big Apple.
In Game 1, Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the lineup with a two-run homer that slipped out of center fielder Mason Williams’ glove, and the San Diego Padres held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Thursday night.
The Padres jumped out to an early 4-0 lead through 5 innings behind Yu Darvish (6-1) who went 5 1/3 innings and allowed 2 ER.
New York Mets
The Mets still lead in the NL East and have picked things up of late, winning 6 of their last 8 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.
The Mets will be rolling into San Diego with a pitching rotation that’s ranked the third-best in the league in ERA.
They are heavily dependent on their defense to win games with their batting lineup slashing .234/.313/.364. There just hasn’t been enough offensive consistency to hang your hat on their bats.
Things could get even worse when staring down Blake Snell and a Padres pitching rotation that still leads the league with the lowest ERA (2.78).
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.
Blake Snell won a Cy Young in 2016 and was a big offseason addition to this Padres team but he has struggled with the change this season. The 28-year-old pitcher has seemingly fallen off the abyss of a season where he’s 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA.
If there was ever hope for a turnaround, it would come against a Mets team with the third-worst run-scoring offense in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 27-22 overall
- Mets are 12-17 on the road
- Padres are 35-23 overall
- Padres are 19-10 at home
Free New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Padres controlled the first 5 innings yesterday but allowed the Mets to slowly creep back in before Melancon shut down their chances in the 9th and picked up his league best 18th save of the season.
Neither one of the pitchers scheduled Friday have done well this season, with Lucchesi posting a 1-3 record with a 6.56 ERA while Snell is 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA. Regardless of the stats Snell is still the better pitcher and could bounce back here courtesy of the Mets weak offensive lineup.
Take the Padres to win game 2 and close the gap on the Giants in the NL West.
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