Reds vs. Mets - 9/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (70-66) at Cincinnati Reds (57-78)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
B Colon (12-7) (3.35) vs. Robert Stephenson (2-0) (3.00)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +114 / New York Mets -124 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The New York Mets offense continues to show up lately, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 117 hits, Neil Walker has 55 RBI and Yoenis Cespedes has 27 home runs. Bartolo Colon gets the nod, and he’s 12-7 with a 3.35 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Colon is 4-1 with a 4.01 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Reds have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 4.93 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 140 hits, Brandon Phillips has 53 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 20 home runs. Robert Stephenson takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Stephenson’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 12-5 in Colons last 17 starts. The Reds are 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The Mets are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
The Mets continue to scrap out wins as they have their eyes on a playoff spot. The Reds have their eyes set on offseason plans and are throwing out a pitcher with little experience. The Mets should win this one behind their big guy.