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New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 4/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets
Date & Time Friday April 26, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets -179 / Milwaukee Brewers +160 -- O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-Wisconsin, SNY
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets meet in game one of a three game weekend set in MLB action from Citi Field on Friday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers are in dire need of a win after losing four straight and seven of their last eight games following a 5-2 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday, resulting in a three game sweep at the hands of the division rival Cardinals. Eric Thames went 2 for 4 with a solo home run while Ben Gamel added an RBI to round out Milwaukee’s scoring in the losing effort. Orlando Arcia doubled while Yasmani Grandal and Travis Shaw each had a base hit as well in the losing effort as Milwaukee cranked out just five hits as a team in defeat. Jhoulys Chacin took the loss, falling to 2-3 after allowing four runs on five hits over just four innings of work. Chase Anderson will start game one and is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 33 strikeouts against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to rebound after failing to complete the sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies, dropping the series finale on Wednesday by a final score of 6-0. Robinson Cano went 3 for 3 at the dish while Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario and Luis Guillorme each had a base hit as none of New York’s six hits went for extra bases in the losing effort. Jason Vargas took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year after allowing just one run on three hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings of work. Jacob DeGrom will start the opener and is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 3-2 with a 4.17 ERA and 41 strikeouts against Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is 0-4 in Anderson’s last 4 starts against the NL East and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 11-2 in their last 13 road games against a right-handed starter. New York is 6-16 in DeGrom’s last 22 home starts and 7-16 in their last 23 games against the NL Central while the over is 15-5-3 in their last 23 games overall. Milwaukee is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams but just 3-9 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams in New York.

The plus money is worth a look considering that DeGrom has been hittable this season and Anderson has pitched pretty well given his role this season, throwing five shutout innings in his first start last time out against a really good Dodgers team, which was also the only win the Brew Crew have had during this recent slide. However, DeGrom and the Mets are simply the better team here, and while he’s been hittable, DeGrom has also been good with striking batters out. I think given the current form of Milwaukee, this is a game DeGrom can use to get back on track, and while the price isn’t great, I think the Mets are the only option until the Brewers turn things around.

NY Mets -179

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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