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New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (43-54) at New York Mets (45-50)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

Daniel Gossett (1-5) (5.79) vs. R Montero (1-6) (5.40)

The Line: New York Mets -135 / Oakland Athletics +125 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: WPIX, NSCA

The Oakland Athletics and New York Mets meet Sunday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The Oakland Athletics could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Athletics have allowed 13 runs in this series and four or more runs in three of their last four games. The Oakland Athletics have lost four straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 95 hits and 34 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 177 hits and 122 RBI. Daniel Gossett gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 5.79 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Gossett’s first career game against the Mets.   

New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Jay Bruce leads the Mets with 93 hits and 65 RBI while Michael Conforto and Jose Reyes have combined for 151 hits and 86 RBI. Rafael Montero gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 5.40 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Montero’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 4-10 in their last 14 Sunday games and 2-5 in Gossetts last 7 starts. The Mets are 7-16 in their last 23 during game 3 of a series, 4-10 in their last 14 Sunday games and 7-1 in their last 8 interleague home games. The Athletics are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

Neither one of these pitchers has had much success this season, but the Mets are playing far better ball in the second half and need to keep winning games in order to keep chipping away in the standings. Gossett has allowed no less than three earned runs in each of his last four starts and has an ERA of 6.75 on the road. Have to ride the hot hand here and back the Mets at home for the reasonable price.

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