New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/6/14
Texas Rangers (37-49) at New York Mets (38-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
Nick Tepesech (R) (3-3) (3.655) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (3-8) (4.060)
The Line: New York Mets -116 / Texas Rangers +106 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, SNY
The New York Mets and Texas Rangers will play a rubber matchup on Sunday afternoon.
The Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with Saturday’s win and are 11 games below a .500 record. The Rangers pitching staff continues to hold them back, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. Overall, the Rangers have an ERA of 4.64, 29th in the majors. Offensively, Adrian Beltre has a nine-game hitting streak and Alex Rios has an RBI in three of his last four games. Nick Tepesch takes the mound, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.65 ERA and has 29 strikeouts in 44.1 innings. This is Tepesch’s first career game against the Mets.
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The Mets have lost eight of their last 10 games and are also 11 games below a .500 record. The issue for the Mets has been a lack of offense, as they’ve produced three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Mets have lost seven straight games when scoring less than four runs. Lucas Duda has homered three times in his last 10 games and David Wright has returned and has an 11-game hitting streak. Starting is Zack Wheeler, who is 3-8 with a 4.25 ERA and has 95 strikeouts in 95.1 innings. This is Wheeler’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 2-5 in Tepeschs last 7 starts as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games. The Mets are 2-7 in Wheelers last 9 home starts and 1-4 in Wheelers last 5 interleague starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams have been so inconsistent its hard to really like either one. However, Wheeler is the better pitcher between the two and the Mets are at home. I'll take NY for the cheap price.