New York Mets (68-78) at Boston Red Sox (101-46)
|Date & Time||Friday September 14, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -130 / New York Mets +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Mets and Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The New York Mets look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Mets have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 125 hits and 46 RBI while Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 220 hits and 112 RBI. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he is 11-3 with a 3.44 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 175 hits and 122 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 319 hits and 151 RBI. Hector Velazquez gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Velazquez’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 8-20 in their last 28 interleague games, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 5-2 in Syndergaards last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 47-13 in their last 60 interleague games, 37-18 in their last 55 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Velazquezs last 7 starts. The over is 4-1-1 in Velazquezs last 6 starts overall and the over is 6-0-1 in Mets last 7 overall.
The Boston Red Sox are obviously the better team here and should make light work of the Mets, but we're getting one of the most talented pitchers in the league with Syndergaard and plus money. Syndergaard has allowed three or less runs in six of his last 10 starts and has been better on the road than at home this season. Velazquez has just 10 career starts, and he's going up against a Mets offense that has caught fire in the month of September. Based on the value, the Mets make sense here.