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2021 MLB Handicapping
New York Mets (27-22) vs. San Diego Padres (35-23)
Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Jaceb deGrom (NY) vs Joe Musgrove (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -125 | Padres +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 5.5
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 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.
Joe Musgrove will take the mound to kick off the weekend for the Padres. The right hander is having the best season of his career so far in his first year with San Diego. He signed a 1 year / 4.5 Million dear this offseason but is likely in store for a much bigger payday after this season.
Musgrove’s record is just 4-4 but he carries a 2.08 ERA into this game and an impressive .76 WHIP. Striking out 79 batters in less than 61 innings.
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.
This game should have the makings of a pitchers duel between back to back 2018/2019 Cy Young Winner Jacob deGrom and Joe Musgrove. deGrom boats a league best 0.78 ERA and is in the midst of once again having a Cy Young capable season. Musgrove has done great as well despite his record as he boasts a 2.08 ERA, good for 7th best in the league.
The O/U is set at 5.5 and I still think it can go under in this one. I’m backing deGrom and the Mets to grab a win on the road here.
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