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New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/13/14

San Diego Padres (28-37) at New York Mets (29-37)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Andrew Cashner (R) (2-5) (2.132) vs. Bartolo Colon (R) (5-5) (4.306)

The Line: New York Mets -113 / San Diego Padres +103 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-San Diego, SNY

The New York Mets and the San Diego Padres face off on Friday at Citi Field for game one of their series.

The New York Mets have been competitive for most of the season but recently they have struggled. The Mets are 14-19 at home, 2-8 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Mets are hitting .233 with Daniel Murphy hitting .303, David Wright hitting .270, and Lucas Duda hitting .229. As a team the Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.67 with the starters at 3.78 and the bullpen at 3.46. For game one against the Padres the Mets start Bartolo Colon who has won his last three decisions. For the season Colon has allowed 90 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 61 over 77.1 innings for a 5-5 record and 4.31 ERA.

New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/13/14

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The San Diego Padres have struggled offensively being outscored by more runs than any team in baseball this season. The Padres are 12-19 on the road this season, 2-8 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last four games. As a team the Padres are hitting .216 with Seth Smith hitting .294, Everth Cabrera hitting .226, and Chris Denorfia hitting .259. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.51 with the starters at 4.03 and the bullpen at 2.61. For game one against the Mets the Padres start Andrew Cashner who has lost his last four decisions. For the season Cashner has allowed 54 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 52 over 63.1 innings for a 2-5 record and a 2.13 ERA.

The Mets are 3-9 in game one of a series, 1-8 in their last nine games, and 4-1 in Colon’s last five starts. San Diego is 0-4 in their last four road games, 1-7 in game one of a series, and 5-2 in Cashner’s last seven starts as a favorite. San Diego is 1-5 in their last six games in New York.

Colon has pitched well and the Padres bats haven’t hit so as a home dog the Mets are the easy choice here. 

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New York Mets -113

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