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New York Mets vs. Detroit Tigers - 5/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
Date & Time Saturday May 25, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
New York, New York
The Line
New York Mets -178 / Detroit Tigers +168 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
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The Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets will meet up on the MLB circuit on Saturday to continue their weekend series.

In the Friday opener of this set, the Tigers scored three runs in the seventh inning for a nice comeback win 9-8.

For Saturday’s game, the Tigers will be sending out Ryan Carpenter in the start. Alongside his 0-2 record and 13.00 ERA this year, Carpenter has seven strikeouts to his credit so far.

Detroit bagged 14 hits in the Friday victory. Four players had multiple hits in that one for Detroit, with JaCoby Jones leading the way with four RBI and two runs.

Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with Jason Vargas on Saturday. In his 24.1 innings and 1-2 record so far, Vargas has a 5.92 ERA with 20 Ks and 12 BBs.

New York put up 11 hits on Friday in the loss, and also had four players with multiple hits. Wilson Ramos would finish with two RBI, two runs and a solo homer.

The Tigers are 17-38 in their last 55 in game two of a series and 1-4 in their last five Saturday games. Detroit is 1-8 in their last nine interleague games versus a lefty starter and 2-5 in their last seven road games versus a lefty starter.

Meanwhile, the Mets are 13-6 in their last 19 in game two of a series and 1-5 in their last six Saturday games. New York is 4-1 in Vargas’ last five home starts and 9-4 in his last 13 starts.

Vargas had a couple of rotten outings in early April (eight earned in 1.1 innings), but since then he’s been pretty solid in comparison, with six earned over 18.0 innings in four starts.

That said, Vargas has gone 0-2 in that time, pitching in a couple of one-run decisions the Mets managed to eke out. He probably won’t stay in very long here—Vargas hasn’t gone past 5.1 innings yet this year—so the burden will be on the bullpen.

All of that said, with Carpenter allowing 13 earned over nine innings, I have to go Mets.

New York Mets -178

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