Padres vs. Mets - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (17-10) at San Diego Padres (12-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
N Syndergaard (2-1) (2.50) vs. D Pomeranz (2-3) (2.48)
The Line: San Diego Padres +150 / New York Mets -160 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and San Diego Padres square off Friday night for game two of their series.
The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mets continue to rely on their pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 2.73 and have won 13 of their last 14 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 29 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 27 RBI and Lucas Duda has seven home runs. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Syndergaard is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have produced 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres haven’t been the most consistent offensive team this season but have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 35 hits, Matt Kemp has 22 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has two home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.48 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Pomeranz’s second career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Syndergaards last 7 starts. The Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 3-7 in their last 10 Friday games. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego.
Both teams have been getting solid pitching performances as of late, and Syndergaard is one of the better pitchers in the National League. I expect both offenses to struggle here, which is why I'm siding with the under.