New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (47-52) at New York Mets (51-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Shields (8-3) (3.77) vs. N Syndergaard (4-5) (3.20)
The Line: New York Mets -130 / San Diego Padres +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, SNY
The New York Mets and the San Diego Padres face off on Tuesday at Citi Field for game one of their MLB series.
The New York Mets continue to chase the Washington Nationals in the National League East and they are still in contention in the National League Wildcard race. The Mets are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 34-16 at home, and they are two games behind the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Mets are hitting .236 with Juan Uribe hitting .500 since moving to NY, Daniel Murphy hitting .272, and Juan Lagares hitting .254. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.26 with the starters at 3.43 and the bullpen at 2.86. For game one against the Padres the Mets start Noah Syndergaard who has allowed 70 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 82 over 78.2 innings for a 4-5 record and a 2.97 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres are trying to have a respectable finish to the season and they have won their last three games. The Padres are 23-27 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are 8.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Padres are hitting .236 with Matt Kemp hitting .257, Yangervis Solarte hitting .247, and Justin Upton hitting .251. As a team the Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89 with the starters at 3.97 and the bullpen at 3.73. For game one in New York the Padres start James Shields who has allowed 120 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 144 over 126.2 innings for an 8-3 record and a 3.77 ERA.
The Mets are 6-2 against the National League West, 36-16 in their last 52 home games, and 5-1 in Syndergaard’s last six home starts. San Diego is 8-3 in their last 11 games, 2-6 in their last eight road games, and 2-7 in Shields’ last nine starts. San Diego has won four of their last five games against New York.
This is a big price to pay for the Mets who are light hitting and the Padres look to have some life and at this price they are worth the play.