Mets vs. Red Sox - 8/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (58-69) at New York Mets (71-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Citi Field)
J Kelly (7-6) (5.18) vs. J deGrom (12-6) (2.29)
The Line: New York Mets -190 / Boston Red Sox +180 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 151 hits and 61 RBI while David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval have combined for 117 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last 10 road games. Joe Kelly gets the nod, and he’s 7-6 with a 5.18 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Mets have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Mets have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 123 hits and 56 RBI while Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy have combined for 110 RBI. The New York Mets have lost four straight home games. Jacob deGrom takes the hill, and he’s 12-6 with a 2.29 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. This is deGrom’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 65-30 in their last 95 vs. National League East and 5-0 in Kellys last 5 starts. The Mets are 56-16 in their last 72 games as a favorite and 21-8 in deGroms last 29 starts. The under is 10-3-2 in the last 15 meetings.
Both pitchers are more than capable of missing bats, and the under has hit in three of Kelly's last five road starts. I expect a low-scoring game on a short turnaround.