San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (18-9) 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: FS-San Diego, SNY
The New York Mets head to the west coast to begin a series with the San Diego Padres.
The New York Mets are a very dangerous team when both the bats and arms are on the same page and we saw that in Wednesday’s 8-0 lopsided win against visiting Atlanta. Mets starter Steven Matz was at his best with a two hitter over 7.2 frames while striking out eight to up his record to 4-1. New York totaled eight hits and walked five times with Rene Rivera, Asdrubal Cabrera went deep while Lucas Duda homered twice. The New York Mets send Jacob deGrom to the mound for his second career meeting with San Diego. DeGrom comes off of a 6-5 victory versus San Francisco with three unearned runs plated on two hits and four BB in six frames.
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The San Diego Padres play in a pitcher’s park so they tend to not allow many runs but their biggest issue is scoring themselves. That is exactly how things played out in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of the offensive minded Colorado Rockies. Padres starter Cesar Vargas was outstanding in defeat with a run plated on four hits and three bases on balls through six innings. The San Diego attack consisted of three hits and a walk with Melvin Upton Jr. going 1-2 with a walk. Colin Rea toes the rubber against the visiting New York Mets for the first time in his career. Rea defeated the Dodgers 5-2 last time out with both runs allowed on four hits and three walks over six innings.
The Mets are 9-2 in their last 11 overall and are 9-2 in their last 11 games on grass while the over is 37-15-1 in their last 53 road games. The over is 8-2 in San Diego’s last 10 home games and the Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 versus National League East. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Diego. If the Mets put a few runs on the board I believe deGrom can do the rest…