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Amir Garrett, Seth Lugo Take Mound in Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Tilt

The visiting Cincinnati Reds hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

The New York Mets will turn to Seth Lugo and his 5-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cincinnati Reds send Amir Garrett (3-6) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

New York was a -125 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.9 win for the Mets on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

61-79 New York battles the Reds, currently with a 61-80 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The New York Mets sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 16 ranked offense (4.62 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 30 at 5.42 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8.49 hits per game, less than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (8.68 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 30 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 7-2 on Thursday behind a start from M Harvey at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at New York, Saturday, September 9th