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New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/1/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
Date & Time Wednesday May 1, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
New York, New York
The Line
New York Mets -166 / Cincinnati Reds +156 O/U: 7
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The Cincinnati Reds and the New York Mets will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Reds eked out a 5-4 win. On Tuesday, the Mets returned the favor with a 10-inning walk-off 4-3.

For the Wednesday game, the Reds will be sending out Anthony DeSclafani in the start. Over his 25.1 innings and 1-1 record this year, DeSclafani has a 4.26 ERA with 28 Ks and 11 walks.

The Reds were able to come back and tie the game after going down 3-1 Tuesday, but couldn’t complete the effort. Eugenio Suarez logged a solo homer in that one.

Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with Jacob deGrom on Wednesday. In his 26.0 innings and 2-3 record so far, deGrom has a 4.85 ERA with 43 Ks and 10 BBs.

The Mets’ win Tuesday came thanks to a big day from Jeff McNeil, who logged four hits, one run and one RBI. Todd Frazier added a solo homer as well.

The Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 in game three of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 Wednesday games. Cincinnati is 2-7 in DeSclafani’s last nine starts and 1-4 in his last five starts with four days’ rest.

Meanwhile, the Mets are 1-5 in the last six in game three of a series and 12-4 in the last 16 Wednesday games. New York is 1-4 in deGrom’s last five home starts and 1-4 in his last five starts versus the NL Central.

DeSclafani had a couple of rough starts in mid-April, putting up 10 earned 8.1 innings of work. Since then, he’s cleaned things up with one earned on six hits in 12.0 innings over two starts.

As for deGrom, he started out great but has managed just 13.0 innings with 14 earned over his last three starts—all losses.

Some of the enthusiasm has drained from deGrom’s appearances these days, but he’s still much more likely to get it back than to continue this slide. I’m going Mets.

New York Mets -166

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