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Houston Astros vs. New York Mets - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (58-78) at Houston Astros (83-53)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Chris Flexen (3-3) (6.89) vs. M Fiers (8-9) (4.61)

The Line: Houston Astros -210 / New York Mets +175 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY

MLB baseball comes to Minute Maid Park Sunday when the New York Mets visit the Houston Astros.

The long season has taken a toll on the New York Mets with injuries and inconsistent performances being reflected in their record. The Mets are sitting in 4th in the National League East and are a team that needs everything to come together on the same page because neither the arms or bats can consistently win over the long term especially with injuries robbing the team of weapons. New York is #18 at 4.56 runs scored on a .247 team batting average which could be worse if the offense wasn’t #6 in homers with 193 long balls. With the rotation missing some arms, the team ERA of 4.82 and 1.46 WHIP doesn’t work well with the offensive numbers. The Mets have t  The New York Mets hand Sunday’s start at the Houston Astros to rookie right hander Chris Flexen. Flexen comes off of a 14-4 defeat at the Cincinnati Reds where he was charged with seven runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 frames.

Houston Astros vs. New York Mets - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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After bolting out to a huge lead in the American League West, the Houston Astros are banged up and trying to heal in time for the postseason. The Astros are looking to get hot once again and it’s easy to see how the team is at the top of the division. The Stros are all about offense as the team racks up an MLB best 5.23 runs on a .284 team batting average which also is the best in the game. Houston is third with 201 long balls and can steal a bag as well with 82 SB. The Astros are 11th with a 4.14 team ERA but that has not been a worry when the bats can light up the scoreboard at a moments notice. Right hander Mike Fiers toes the rubber for the Houston Astros versus the visiting New York Mets on Sunday. Fiers comes off of a 12-2 loss to the Texas Rangers where he was charged with eight runs on eight hits and three walks over four frames.

New York are 5-13 in their last 18 overall and New York are 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games while New York are 5-13 in their last 18 games on grass. The under is 7-2-1 in Houston last 10 home games and the over is 24-7-2 in Houston last 33 Sunday games while the under is 12-5-1 in Houston last 18 on grass.

I think Fiers is a dangerous bet and that makes the huge juice difficult to accept. Not a favorite of mine to be honest but perhaps something on the over…

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