The New York Mets will play host to the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York is in line to televise this interleague matchup.
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Mets Odds
Minnesota (receiving +195) is the underdog against New York (-215) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s runline odds sit at -110 for picking the Twins +1.5 runs and -110 for the Mets -1.5.
The Twins are 6-3 SU and have gone 5-3 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.4 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early portions of the season and 2.2 units ATS. The Mets, on the other hand, are 6-4 SU and 6-3 ATS. They’ve gained 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.9 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
New York games have an over/under record of 7-2 so far in 2019. Minnesota has an over/under record of 4-4.
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.75 ERA) will get the ball for Minnesota. Odorizzi struck out 162 hitters in 164 innings last year with 70 walks but finished the season 7-10 overall with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.
The Mets are rolling with righty Noah Syndergaard (0-1, 4.50 ERA) as their starter. Syndergaard struck out 155 hitters in 154 innings last year (25 starts). Syndergaard finished the season 13-4 overall with a 3.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.
New York’s pitching staff has allowed 6.1 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.33, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.3. The bullpen has a 6.37 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.
New York’s hitters have put up 6.0 runs per outing, including 5.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .267/.345/.545 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Pete Alonso and right fielder Michael Conforto have led the Mets’ offense so far. Alonso is hitting .385/.429/.923 with five home runs, 14 RBIs and eight runs scored, and Conforto is hitting .375 with 15 hits, five RBIs and 12 runs.
For the visiting squad, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.94 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 10.05 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.67, along with a K-per-9 of 7.34.
The Twins offense has slashed .275/.346/.486 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Minnesota’s hitters have been led by shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Max Kepler. Polanco is slashing .405/.450/.811 with 15 hits, three RBIs and six runs scored, while Kepler is hitting .250/.302/.475 with 10 hits, three homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored.
The Twins have gained 2.4 units and are 5-3 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mets have netted 1.9 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in four of those games, compared to two that’ve cashed the under.
Twins vs. Mets Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER
- The Twins and Mets did not face each other in 2018.
- The Mets have lost three of their last four games SU.
- The Twins have an OPS of .831 this season and an OPS of .817 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Mets’ OPS stands at .811 overall and their right / left split is nearly identical.