Reds vs Mets Baseball Game Preview

Cincinnati RedsNew York Mets
May 22, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling New York on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Mat Latos, with a record of 4-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Mets trot Matt Harvey to the mound in this one. He is 5-0 so far in 2013.

View Cincinnati vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Mets as -119 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Mets) and the No. 3 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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 7.7 hits per game. The Reds average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -109 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Mike Leake chucked 7 shutout innings at the Mets in their last game, striking out 4 in a 4-0 win against New York in baseball action at Citi Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Mets trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Friday, May 24
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Friday, May 24

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