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2021 MLB Handicapping
(18-13) New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays (19-19)
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: David Peterson vs. Tyler Glasnow
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets | Rays
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets , Rays
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The New York Mets are proving that they are contenders this year and will now look to extend their 7 game winning streak this Friday, as they take on a pretty tough Tampa Bay Rays team at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
New York Mets
It is impressive that the Mets have been able to put together this winning streak while maintain one of the worst batting attacks in the entire league, as they have only scored 111 runs so far which ranks them at 30th.
All of their batting statistics are not bad though, which is the interesting thing, as they are getting on base at a rate of 33% which actually has them in 3rd place, so if they get a little more clutch with their batting this team could be even more dangerous.
The pitching though, has been the main catalyst for the success of this Mets team, as all of their pitching stats rank them towards the very top of the league with their team ERA of 2.89 having them in 2nd which is clearly pretty impressive.
David Peterson is 1-3 this year with a mid 5’s ERA and he is coming off of a terrible start where he was simply unable to control his pitches, so it will be interesting to see whether he can improve upon some of his numbers and put the Mets in a position to win this Friday with a quality start.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have been struggling as of late, but they finally got their offense going in their last win over the New York Yankees and will need to swing the bat well here to get the job done against a MEts team who is red hot.
Randy Arozarena has been unable to carry over his form from lat year’s playoffs, although he remains one of the Rays better hitters, he is not exactly having an amazing season hitting .258 with only 3 home runs.
Another guy at the top of the order who has been struggling is Austin Meadows, who has hit for some nice power with 7 homers, but has yet to crack the .200 mark in terms of his average, and you get the feeling this Rays team will not be able to compete this year in a meaningful way if these big bats at the top of the lineup can’t get rolling.
The good thing for the Rays in this spot is that they are sending Tyler Glasnow to the hill who really is primed for a great start at home against this Mets batting lineup, so do not be surprised if his already small ERA of 2.37 is even lower at the end of this contest.
Free New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Mets have been unable to drive runs in this season, and I think that continues here against Glasnow who has been rock-solid this year and on the other side of things it is tough to see the Rays putting up a bunch of runs even if they are going against David Peterson here.
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