Reds head home to take on the Mets
Johnny Cueto is the probable starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series at home against the New York Mets.
Cueto sits at 5-2 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a win over the Astros in which he held them scoreless on five hits over five innings. The righthander beat the Mets back on May 20 (three runs in five innings).
Aaron Harang will head to the hill for the Mets to face Cueto; Harang brings a 5-12 mark to the game.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 5 and the Mets sitting at No. 27.
In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on New York at +184 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York rolled to a 4-3 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, as Carlos Torres and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 11-3 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +108 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Locke and the Pirates 11-3 on Sunday at PNC Park.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.89 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8.53 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.22 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 20-rated road mark, allowing 4.38 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
A few Mets at Reds trends to consider:
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
New York at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 24th