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MLB betting line favors Reds over Mets

New York MetsCincinnati Reds
Sep 23, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

71-84TEAM RECORD89-67

Cincinnati will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the New York Mets pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati sends Johnny Cueto out against Aaron Harang for the Mets in this game. Cueto is 5-2 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, while Harang is 5-12 on the year and has a 5.69 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -240 favorites earlier in the day at $BODOG-LINK$. The total was set at 7.5, according to $5DIMES-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Reds in this contest.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 2 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on New York at +184 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York rolled to a 4-3 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, as Carlos Torres and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 11-3 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +108 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Locke and the Pirates 11-3 on Sunday at PNC Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
NY Mets at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 24