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Cincinnati Reds

New York Mets
1-3 April 05, 2014, 01:10 PM | Citi Field 1-3



New York will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Citi Field.

New York hands the ball to starter Dillon Gee in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Johnny Cueto, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time. View Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

The visitors were -143 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

The Mets sit at No. 20 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at No. 14 on the same chart.

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Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -103 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 4-3 on Friday behind a start from Jenrry Mejia at Citi Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 19 ranked offense (3.5 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 5.75 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (6.75 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Next up:
Cincinnati at New York, Sunday, April 6th

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