New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/29/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/29/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (1-4) at New York Mets (3-2)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) (1.50) vs. Jacob deGrom (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: New York Mets -200 / Boston Red Sox +170 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The Boston Red Sox need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Red Sox have allowed seven or more runs in each of their last four games. The Red Sox are allowing an average of 7.25 runs during their current four-game losing streak. Jackie Bradley Jr. leads the Red Sox with eight hits and three RBI while Jose Peraza and Kevin Pillar have combined for 14 hits and seven RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

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The New York Mets look for another win after splitting their last four games. The Mets have scored 15 runs in their last two games after scoring just five runs in their first three games. The Mets have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with six hits and two RBI while Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil have combined for 11 hits and six RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. deGrom is 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 50-19 in their last 69 vs. National League East, 71-28 in their last 99 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games and 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The over is 6-0-1 in Red Sox last 7 road games. The under is 8-2 in Mets last 10 interleague games. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.

The New York Mets have had an explosion offensively and that's a good sign with an ace such as deGrom on the mound. The Boston Red Sox don't look good at all and are a tough sell based on their last four games. However, Eovaldi looked great in his season debut and is an ace quality pitcher when he's on. I have a thing of chasing plus money when there's a high quality pitcher on the hill, and we're getting nearly two times our money with Eovaldi.

While the Red Sox look awful, there's value here with the starting pitcher. 

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