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New York Mets vs. Minnesota Twins - 4/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at New York Mets
Date & Time Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets: -1.5 (+106) / Minnesota Twins: 1.5 (-122)
TV Channel
FS-North, SNY
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The Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets meet in the finale of their mini two-game interleague set from Citi Field on Wednesday night.

The Minnesota Twins will look to complete the sweep after taking game one on Tuesday by a final score of 14-8. Jonathan Schoop and Mitch Garver each had a pair of home runs with Schoop finishing with four RBIs while Garver hit a pair of solo shots. Eddie Rosario had two RBIs with a homer and a double and Jorge Polanco had two RBIs with a homer and a triple while going 3 for 5. Max Kepler had an RBI while Byron Buxton had a pair of doubles. Willians Astudillo and C.J. Cron each had a base knock as well in the winning effort for Minnesota. Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out six over 4.2 innings of work. Trevor Hildenberger got the win to improve to 2-0 this season. Jake Odorizzi will start game two and is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s second career start against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to salvage a split after dropping game one on Tuesday. Pete Alonso led the Mets with a pair of home runs and three RBIs while Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto each had a solo homer with a double. Amed Rosario went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and Jeff McNeil and Travis D’Arnaud each had an RBI to round out the Mets’ scoring in the losing effort. Robinson Cano and J.D. Davis each had a base knock as well in the loss. Jacob DeGrom took the loss, falling to 2-1 on the year after allowing six runs on eight hits while striking out three over four innings of work. Noah Syndergaard will start game two and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s first career start against Minnesota.

Minnesota is 0-8 in Odorizzi’s last 8 starts against a team with a winning record and 1-8 in their last 9 interleague road games while the under is 8-3 in Odorizzi’s last 11 starts. New York is 6-1 in Syndergaard’s last 7 interleague starts and 7-2 in Syndergaard’s last 9 home starts while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 interleague home games. Minnesota is 1-7 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

The Twins teed off on DeGrom on Tuesday night, so the plus money is worth a look given how well Minnesota played in the series opener. However, the Mets have had a lot of luck with Syndergaard on the mound in interleague play dating back some time now, and Syndergaard buckled down in his last start and should be able to keep that going here. I just don’t trust Odorizzi in this spot, so while it burned me yesterday, I’m going back to the well and taking the Mets on the RL to negate the heavy juice.

Pick:
New York Mets: -1.5 (+106)

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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