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New York Mets vs Milwaukee Brewers Preview

Milwaukee Brewers

New York Mets
71-87 September 26, 2013, 07:10 PM | Citi Field 73-85

The New York Mets battle the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between Dillon Gee for the Mets (12-10 on the year) and Johnny Hellweg for Milwaukee (1-4 so far).

View Milwaukee Brewers vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

The Brewers were listed as 124 Underdog on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Mets) and the No. 16 (Brewers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +115 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Lohse chucked 9 shutout innings at the Braves in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 win against Atlanta in baseball action at Turner Field.

New York won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Reds on September 25. Bettors who backed the Mets at +255 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Daisuke Matsuzaka silenced the Reds bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its No. 22-rated batting order, averaging 3.86 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 lineup of the Brewers at 3.96 runs per outing.

New York owns the No. 17 defense, allowing 3.86 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's No. 19-rated defense.

A few Brewers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at New York, Friday, September 27th