New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds May 9 Betting Preview

New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds May 9 Betting Preview

Tyler Vaysman
1 year ago
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Cincinnati Reds' Nick Senzel gets hit by pitch during game against White Sox

The Cincinnati Reds (14-20) host the New York Mets (17-18) on Tuesday night for the first of a three-game series. The Reds were embarrassed 17-4 by the Chicago White Sox at home on Sunday, while the Mets have dropped consecutive games and are 3-7 in their last 10. 

Cincinnati is fourth in the NL Central, and the Mets are third in the NL East. First pitch for Tuesday's game is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.

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Starting Pitchers

Max Scherzer (NYM) - It hasn't been a great start for Scherzer, who is 2-2 this season with a 5.56 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He has just 20 strikeouts and has allowed 10 walks in 22.2 innings pitched.

Luke Weaver (CIN) - Weaver missed the first few weeks of the season and is still settling in. The first-year Reds pitcher is 0-2 with a 7.88 ERA and 1.69 WHIP through 16 innings pitched.

Mets Betting Preview

New York hasn't had the start they expected considering the firepower in their lineup and its strong starting pitching. The Mets come into Tuesday's game with a .236 batting average (21st) and just 36 home runs (T20th). They have a team ERA of 4.74 (22nd) and have given up 52 home runs (28th). 

Pete Alonso has accounted for 11 of the team's 36 home runs but is batting just .235. Francisco Lindor and Starling Marte have both struggled at the plate, with each hitting below .220. The Mets are 10-10 on the road this season.

Reds Betting Preview

Cincinnati, now 5-5 in its last 10 games and 10-8 at Great American Ball Park, missed a great opportunity to win another series this past weekend against the White Sox. Surprisingly, ace Graham Ashcraft was rocked for six hits and eight earned runs in just 1.2 innings pitched. 

The Reds average 4.2 runs (22nd) and give up 5.3 runs (T26th) per game. They have a team batting average of .245 (16th) and team ERA of 5.19 (27th). They're 20-14 against the spread (ATS) this season, including 11-7 at home.

Mets vs. Reds Betting Odds and Prediction

New York is a -209 ML favorite with a -1.5 (-145) run line. The Reds are +170 ML underdogs with a +1.5 (+120) run line. The over/under is 10.

Cincinnati should respond after a 17-4 shellacking at home. Scherzer also hasn't been sharp this season. The Reds +1.5 (+120) is an attractive value bet.

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