The New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds meet for their series finale tonight. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Reds won for the fifth time in a row on Wednesday behind an offense that scored 6 runs on 13 hits. Mike Leake had his best outing on the mound as well pitching a complete game 4-hitter. The Reds will look to make it six games in a row when they send Homer Bailey to the hill tonight. Bailey is pitching to a 4.08 ERA in 141 innings of work this season so far.
The Mets are trying to avoid the sweep tonight after dropping last nights contest. RA Dickey struggled on the hill yesterday which is rare given the stellar season he has has thus far. The offensive could only muster 4 hits so all in all the Mets struggled as a team on Thursday. They will pitch Matt Harvey tonight who has not won since his first start in the bigs. He is pitching to a 3.63 ERA in just 22 innings of work.
Cincinnati is 27-8 in their last 35 games overall, 36-17 in their last 53 home games, and 7-1 in Bailey’s last eight starts. New York is 5-2 in their last seven games as a road underdog, 2-7 in their last nine games overall, and 2-10 in their last 12 road games against a right handed starter. The Mets have lost the last five meetings of these two.
We like what we have seen from Harvey so far and the Mets will be playing hard. Bailey should be able to keep the Mets bats down to a certain point as well. Give us the under for total runs scored in this game at best online sportsbooks.