The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets meet Thursday in MLB action at Citi Field.Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 23 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 straight games. The Rays have won 7 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 49 hits and 36 RBI while Wander Franco and Yandy Diaz have combined for 94 hits and 47 RBI. Taj Bradley gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Bradley’s first career game against the Mets.
New York Mets Betting Preview
The New York Mets have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Mets have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with 49 hits and 18 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor have combined for 83 hits and 45 RBI. Tylor Megill gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Megill’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 32-12 in their last 44 overall. The Mets are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games and 7-16 in their last 23 overall. The over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 overall. The under is 9-4 in Mets last 13 home games. The Rays are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Rays should be given the benefit of the doubt because of what they've done all season, but the Mets are fresh off a massive walk off victory and with the quick turnaround, they have clear momentum. Tylor Megill has also been more than reasonable at home this season, with a 3.38 ERA and .216 allowed batting average. Give me the Mets and the cheap price.