Reds face New York Mets: MLB odds preview and stats
Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Odds
New York will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Cincinnati Reds pay a visit to Citi Field.
Mat Latos gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Mets, meanwhile, will counter with R.A. Dickey, who will be looking to improve on his 5-1 mark.
If you're going with the Mets in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -105 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 15-ranked Mets and the National League No. 5-rated Reds in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Reds average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.
Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +123 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Mets on Wednesday, with Mike Leake throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Citi Field.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-3
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Reds at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati at NY Yankees, Friday, May 18
NY Mets at Toronto, Friday, May 18