San Diego Padres vs New York Mets Betting Preview
New York Mets vs San Diego Padres Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the San Diego vs New York battle on Friday at PETCO Park as the Padres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The match puts starter R.A. Dickey for the Mets on the hill facing Clayton Richard for the Padres. Dickey brings a 14-2 mark to the game, while Richard is 7-11 to date on the season.
San Diego opened as +110 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
The Padres - Mets odds would favor the Mets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 9 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).
Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.
In their last action, New York was a 9-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on New York at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mets enjoyed a 9-1 victory at the expense of the Giants on Thursday, with Chris Young throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at AT&T Park.
Last time out for San Diego, they were a 9-4 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -206 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Diego didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-4 to Cincinnati on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 1-9
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
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 11 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Diego is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets at San Diego, Saturday, August 4