New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox Free Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The New York Mets are making a road trip to Boston to square off against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. New England Sports Network is in line to televise this interleague matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

New York Mets at Boston Red Sox Odds

New York (+135) is hosting this game as the underdog against Boston (-145) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -160 for the Mets +1.5 runs and +140 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs.

The Red Sox are 101-46 straight up (SU) and 86-60 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 34.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 24.6 units (ATS). The Mets have gone 68-78 SU this year and are 71-72 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 13.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.9 units ATS.

Boston games have a 68-71-7 over/under record in 2018. The Mets have an over/under record of 65-70-8.

Noah Syndergaard will get the start for the visiting Mets. The right-handed Syndergaard (11-3, 3.44 ERA) has recorded 132 strikeouts in 128.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Red Sox will turn to righty Hector Velazquez (7-2, 3.29 ERA), who has 48 punchouts and 26 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.50. Velazquez did not record a start against the Mets in 2017.

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.74 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.14 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.94, along with a K/9 of 8.46.

Mets hitters have slashed .237/.315/.393 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Amed Rosario and outfielder Michael Conforto continue to lead New York’s offense. The speedy Rosario is slashing .257/.298/.389 with eight home runs, 46 RBIs, 68 runs and 18 stolen bases, while Conforto is hitting .238 with 25 homers, 68 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Boston’s pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.71 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.47 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The Boston hitters have produced 5.4 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .272/.337/.432 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have led the Red Sox offense this year. Martinez is hitting .330/.400/.634 with 41 home runs, 122 RBIs and 106 runs scored, while the line for Betts stands at .340/.433/.627 with 29 homers, 71 RBIs, 117 runs and 28 stolen bases.

New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Mets, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • New York has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Boston has 15 XBH over its last five.
  • The Mets have won five of their last six games SU.
  • New York has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.
  • The Mets have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.