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Padres 2-7 Over Last Nine Shields Starts

The San Diego Padres are just 2-7 over James Shields' last nine trips to the mound as they give the ball to the righthander once again on Tuesday night to open up an MLB betting series on the road against the New York Mets.

Overall Shields is 8-3 with a 3.77 ERA on the season, and he settled for a no-decision last time out despite holding the Giants scoreless on three hits over five innings. Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 2.97 ERA) will hit the hill for the Mets.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Diego Padres were 120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-2.3 result in favor of the Mets today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

51-48 New York battles the Padres, currently with a 47-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs San Diego injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Mets at No. 10 and the San Diego Padres at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 7.92 hits per game. The San Diego Padres average 7.98 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Miami on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter O Despaigne.

New York won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Los Angeles 3-2 in extra innings at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
  • San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 9 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets's last 15 games at home
  • NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing San Diego

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at New York, Wednesday, July 29th