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Mets face Milwaukee Brewers: MLB odds preview and stats

New York MetsMilwaukee Brewers
July 5, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

New York Mets vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting New York Mets on Friday.

New York puts its faith in starter Zack Wheeler to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Brewers is Johnny Hellweg, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 26.95 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Milwaukee was a -107 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Brewers and the National League No. 14-rated Mets in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -115 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Arizona on Thursday; it was a 5-4 final at Citi Field in MLB wagering action.

Milwaukee was an 8-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +138 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Brewers endured an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Donovan Hand throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets' last 25 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 25 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Milwaukee, Saturday, July 6