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The Cincinnati Reds will be taking the field against the New York Mets in a Wednesday showdown. This NL showdown will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to SportsNet New York.

Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets Odds

New York (receiving -170 odds) is a pretty heavy favorite against Cincinnati and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 7 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total currently stand at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -135 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +115 for the Mets -1.5 runs.

The Reds are 12-17 SU and are 17-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going, despite having gained 3.8 units ATS. The Mets, on the other hand, are 15-14 SU and 15-13 ATS. The team’s lost 3.3 units for moneyline bettors while earning 1.0 unit ATS.

Mets games have an over/under record of 19-7-2 so far in 2019. Cincinnati has been a good under bet with a total record of 7-20-1.

Anthony DeSclafani will get the nod for the visiting Reds. The right-handed DeSclafani (1-1, 4.26 ERA) has recorded 28 strikeouts in 25.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Mets are putting the ball in the right hand of Jacob deGrom (2-3, 4.85 ERA), who has 43 strikeouts and 10 walks this season as well as a 1.38 WHIP. deGrom only made one start against the Reds in 2018 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts across six innings).

New York’s pitchers have allowed 5.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.09 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.55 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 5.1 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .256/.349/.387 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Left fielder Jeff McNeil and first baseman Pete Alonso have led the Mets’ batters so far. McNeil is slashing .370/.457/.500 with 37 hits, 12 RBIs and 15 runs scored, and Alonso’s line is .292/.382/.642 with nine homers, 26 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 3.4 runs per game and its starters own a 3.37 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.70 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.43, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

The Reds offense has slashed .212/.288/.380 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Jose Iglesias and third baseman Eugenio Suarez have led Cincinnati’s hitters. Iglesias is hitting .304/.345/.392 with 24 hits, six RBIs and nine runs scored, while Suarez is slashing .230/.322/.490 with 23 hits, seven homers, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The Reds have lost 3.1 units and are 13-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to 16 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Mets have lost 4.4 units and are 11-12 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 15 of those games, as opposed to six that’ve gone under.

Reds vs. Mets Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Reds have an OPS of .668 this season and an OPS of .654 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Mets’ OPS sits at .764 overall and .746 versus righties.
  • Cincinnati has posted 20.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.4 over its last five.
  • The Reds have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.