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MLB Game Preview - Mets underdogs vs Brewers at New York

Milwaukee BrewersNew York Mets
Aug 19, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs New York Mets Odds

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

New York hands the ball to starter Michael Pelfrey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-9 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Shaun Marcum, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.

View Milwaukee vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Mets as +135 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Mets and the league No. 2-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Dodgers on August 18. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee suffered a 5-1 loss against Los Angeles on Thursday, as Marco Estrada wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

In their last action, New York was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on New York at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park behind starter Dillon Gee.

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

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Brewers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at NY Mets, Saturday, August 20