Mets vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Mets vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Mets (17-18) visit the Cincinnati Reds (14-20) on Tuesday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 6:40 PM ET from Great American Ball Park. The Mets are listed as -164 favorites, while the underdog Reds have +138 odds on the moneyline.

David Peterson starts for New York while Luke Weaver is Cincinnati’s starter for the contest.

Mets vs. Reds Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -164
  • Reds odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Mets vs. Reds?

Mets and Reds Betting Trends

The Mets have a 13-12 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 52% of those games).

New York has a 6-6 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -164 or shorter.

The Reds have entered the game as underdogs 23 times this season and won eight, or 34.8%, of those games.

Cincinnati has a record of 2-9 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +138 on the moneyline.

The Mets have played in 35 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-19-1).

So far this season, the Reds and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 34 games with a total.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets have the No. 18 offense in MLB play scoring 4.3 runs per game (150 total runs).

New York ranks 22nd in MLB play with 36 home runs. They average one per game.

The Mets rank 22nd in the majors with a .236 batting average.

New York strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-best average in MLB.

The Mets pitching staff ranks 17th in MLB with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York has the 22nd-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.74).

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have scored 144 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Cincinnati’s 27 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Reds have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.

Cincinnati ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (nine) among MLB offenses.

The Reds average 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-most in the league.

Cincinnati has pitched to a 5.20 ERA this season, which ranks 27th in baseball.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Peterson gets the call to start for the Mets, his first this season.

Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs (11) and runs batted in (29) this season while batting .235.

Brandon Nimmo leads New York in batting with a .310 average while slugging three homers and driving in 14 runs.

Francisco Lindor is slashing .217/.320/.426 this season for the Mets.

Jeff McNeil is batting .289 with an OBP of .394 and a slugging percentage of .405 this season.

Reds Key Players to Watch

The Reds will hand the ball to Weaver (0-2) for his fourth start of the season.

Jonathan India is batting .306 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 17 walks.

TJ Friedl has a club-best .319 batting average.

Spencer Steer has hit a team-best four homers.

Jake Fraley has totaled 18 runs batted in to lead his team.

Mets and Reds Injuries

Mets: Tim Locastro: 10 Day IL (Back), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15 Day IL (Quadricep), Brooks Raley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Carlos Carrasco: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Omar Narváez: 60 Day IL (Calf), Stephen Ridings: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib), Max Scherzer: day-to-day (Neck)

Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Reiver Sanmartin: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Fraley: day-to-day (Back)

Mets vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Reds 6, Mets 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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