Padres vs. Mets - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (17-11) at San Diego Padres (13-17)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
B Colon (2-1) (2.56) vs. J Shields (1-4) (3.23)
The Line: San Diego Padres +120 / New York Mets -130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and San Diego Padres play game three of their series Saturday night.
The New York Mets could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Mets have scored just three runs in this series and have been shutout twice in their last four games. The New York Mets had just three hits in Friday’s loss and are a tough 3-9 this season when scoring three or less runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 30 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 27 RBI and Neil Walker has nine home runs. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Colon is 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed just five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.19 and have won nine of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 35 hits, Matt Kemp has 23 RBI and Derek Norris has two home runs. James Shields takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 3.23 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Shields is 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Colons last 7 road starts. The Padres are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in Shields' last 7 starts. The Mets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego.
It's only a matter of time before the Mets offense wakes up, and it might as well happen against a struggling Shields. It's also tough to bet against Colon and the low line given the way he's pitched over the last year or so. I'll side with the Mets here.