Mets face San Diego Padres: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 17, 8:40 PM | GrassPETCO Park

New York Mets vs San Diego Padres Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling San Diego on Saturday at PETCO Park.

It's a pitching duel between Edinson Volquez for the Padres (8-10 on the year) and Jenrry Mejia for New York (1-2 so far).

View NY Mets vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Padres as -127 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Padres - Mets odds would favor the Mets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 12 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with San Diego’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, New York was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on New York at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ian Kennedy and the Padres 5-2 on Friday at PETCO Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Padres trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
NY Mets are 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against NY Mets
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
NY Mets at San Diego, Sunday, August 18