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Mets at Padres - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (17-9) at San Diego Padres (11-17)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

J deGrom (3-0) (1.02) vs. Colin Rea (2-1) (4.61)

The Line: San Diego Padres +155 / New York Mets -165 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY/FSSD

The New York Mets and San Diego Padres begin a four-game series Thursday night at Petco Park.

The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Mets pitching staff has allowed just four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 2.84 and have won 13 of their last 14 when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 29 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 25 RBI and Michael Conforto has four home runs. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he’s 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be deGrom’s second career game against the Padres.

Mets at Padres - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have been shutout twice in their last four games and have scored three or less runs in 10 of their last 20 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 34 hits, Matt Kemp has 22 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has two home runs. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.61 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 23-7 in their last 30 during game 1 of a series and 36-16 in deGroms last 52 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Reas last 7 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.

deGrom is one of the better pitchers in all of baseball and the Mets have been on fire over the last two weeks. It's hard to back the Padres even with big plus money due to their inconsistent ways. I'll take the Mets on the road here. 

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New York Mets -165

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