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San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/19/14

New York Mets (45-50) at San Diego Padres (41-54)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)

Dillon Gee (R) (4-1) (2.564) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (7-10) (2.846)

The Line: San Diego Padres -130 / New York Mets +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: WPIX, FSN-SD

The New York Mets and San Diego Padres play Saturday night at Petco Park.

Don’t look now, but the Mets have won eight of their last nine games are slowly moving up in the NL wild card race. The difference has been a Mets offense that has scored four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Mets have won 15 of their last 16 games when scoring more than three runs. David Wright has 12 hits in his last 10 games and Curtis Granderson has six hits and four runs in his last three games. Dillon Gee takes the mound, and he’s 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA and has 37 strikeouts in 59.2 innings. Gee is 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA in three career starts against the Padres.

San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/19/14

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The Padres continue to fall off the map by losing eight of their last 10 games. The main concern for the Padres hasn’t changed much, as their offense remains dead last in baseball and has produced three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. Chase Headley has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, but he’s really the only Padre doing much of anything. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.18. Starting is Tyson Ross, who is 7-10 with a 2.85 ERA and has 126 strikeouts in 129.2 innings. This is Ross’ second career game against the Mets. 

The Mets are 6-1 in Gees last 7 road starts and 7-3 in Gees last 10 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Padres are 1-4 in Ross' last 5 home starts and 1-7 in Ross' last 8 starts overall. The Mets are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in San Diego.

If it isn't broken don't fix it. The Mets are cruising and have a pitcher who has been solid on the road and against losing teams. The Padres are terrible and have a pitcher who can't win to save his life. Yeah. I'll take the better team and the plus money. 

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New York Mets +120

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