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San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets - 5/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Wednesday May 8, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: New York Mets / San Diego Padres -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SNY, FSSD
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The New York Mets and San Diego Padres meet Wednesday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The New York Mets look for a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The New York Mets have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 44 hits and 13 RBI while Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario have combined for 70 hits and 45 RBI. Wilmer Font gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Font is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 38 hits and 22 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 61 hits and 32 RBI. Matt Strahm gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Strahm’s second career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 12-5 in their last 17 Wednesday games, 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Padres are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 14-6 in Padres last 20 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in Mets last 8 vs. National League West.

Font was just traded from the Tampa Bay Rays and is being thrown into the starting role, which can be a tough spot for a player moved about 48 hours ago. Font even admits he was surprised by the move, so who knows where his head is at when he takes the mound. Strahm has really settled down since his season opener, allowing two or less runs in each of his last five starts and striking out 14 in his last 12 innings. This is quick turnaround game and the Padres have been highly competitive lately, even in losses. I give the Padres the edge at home. 

Pick:
San Diego Padres

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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