New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (58-69) at New York Mets (71-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Henry Owens (2-1) (4.50) vs. M Harvey (11-7) (2.75)
The Line: New York Mets -200 / Boston Red Sox +185 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network
The New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox face off on Friday at Citi Field in game one of their MLB interleague series.
The New York Mets lead the NL East and they have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the second half of the season. The Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 42-21 at home, and they have a 6 game lead over the Washington Nationals in the National League East. As a team the Mets are hitting .242 with Yoenis Cespedes hitting .311, Daniel Murphy hitting .284, and Wilmer Flores hitting .264. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.31 with the starters at 3.38 and the bullpen at 3.14. For game one against the Red Sox the Mets start matt Harvey who has allowed 123 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 141 over 154 innings for an 11-7 record and a 2.57 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox have been playing strong baseball of late but it is too late for it to help them this year. The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 25-37 on the road, and hey are 13.5 games back in the American League East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .265 with Xander Boegaerts hitting .315, Brock Holt hitting .287, and Mookie Betts hitting .273. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.57 with the starters at 4.72 and the bullpen at 4.31. For game one against the Mets the Red Sox start Henry Owens who has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 21 over 24 innings for a 2-1 record and a 4.50 ERA.
New York is 8-1 in game one of a series, 44-21 in their last 65 home games, and 4-1 in Harvey’s last five starts. Boston is 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog, 5-13 in their last 18 road games, and 1-5 in t heir last six games following an off day. Boston is 1-4 in their last five games in New York.
This one looks almost too easy but I will take it anyway and go with the Mets.