New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (7-6) at New York Mets (10-1)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Zach Davies (0-1) (5.40) vs. Steven Matz (0-1) (3.00)
The Line: New York Mets -121 / Milwaukee Brewers +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, SNY
The Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets face off in game one of their three game weekend MLB set from Citi Field on Friday.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to find some consistency after splitting their last 6 games, but took a step in the right direction with a 3-2 victory in their series finale against St. Louis on Wednesday, giving the Brew Crew the series victory. Eric Thames and Hernan Perez each added a solo home run while Jonathan Villa added an RBI of his own to round out the scoring for Milwaukee in the win. Domingo Santana went 2 for 3, while Jett Bandy and Dan Jennings each added a double and Orlando Arcia contributed a base hit of his own in the winning effort. Junior Guerra got the win to improve to 1-0 this season, giving up just one run on four hits while walking a pair and striking out four over 5.1 innings of work. Matt Albers recorded his first save of the year closing out the 9th in the victory. Zach Davies will start the opener and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. In his career, Davies is 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA and 15 strikeouts against the Mets.
The New York Mets will look to continue their hot start, currently sitting at 10-1 overall with an eight game winning streak following their second consecutive series sweep after a 4-1 win over Miami on Wednesday. Adrian Gonzalez recorded a pair of RBIs with his pinch-hit appearance, while Wilmer Flores added a double and an RBI and Todd Frazier chipped in an RBI of his own to finish off the scoring for the Mets in the win. Michael Conforto also contributed a two-bagger, while Asdrubal Cabrera pitched in a base knock as well. Zack Wheeler got the win after giving up the one run on two hits while striking out seven over seven innings of work. Steven Matz will get the nod in game one and is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. In his career, Matz is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 13 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 5-1 in Davies’ last 6 starts against the NL East and 12-5 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 55-25-3 in their last 83 games overall. New York is 1-5 in Matz’s last 6 home starts and 14-3 in their last 17 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the NL Central. Milwaukee is 2-7 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in New York.
Davies bounced back against the Cubs and has some solid numbers against the NL East as of late, but the Brewers have struggled with consistency out of the gate. Matz has held his own against some tough competition in his first two starts, and the Mets have gotten out to the best start of any team this season and I think they are a must play on Friday, especially with the low line.