The Mets and Cincinnati Reds meet tonight in a non-interleague series from New York. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Mets lost on Friday to the Reds snapping a three-game winning streak. The Mets as a team scored three runs on four hits and starting pitcher Dillon Gee simply had a bad outing and thus notched his fifth loss of the season. On Saturday the Mets will turn to John Niese who is having a solid season pitching to a 3.69 ERA in 68 innings of work.
The Reds have one four a row and now lead their division by four games. Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo was solid on Friday night and earned his third win of the season. Homer Bailey will start tonight for the Reds and Bailey is having an average season letting up 75 hits in 72 innings thus far this season.
New York is 5-2 in their last seven games against the N.L. Central, 5-2 in their last seven game two of a series, and 2-5 in Niese’s last seven starts as a favorite. Cincinnati is 6-1 in their last seven games as an underdog, 4-1 in their last five road games against a left handed starter, and 3-7 in Bailey’s last 10 starts as a rod underdog.
We like Niese when he pitches at home and think Bailey is coming into this game on a bit of a roll. Because of this we like the under in total runs scored in this matchup at best online sportsbooks.