NY Mets (24-21) vs Milwaukee Brewers (31-19)Date : 05/26/2018
Time : 4:10 pm EST
Location : Miller Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
NY Mets vs Milwaukee Brewers
Game 3 of a 4-game set against the NY Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers will take place on Saturday night at Miller Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 4:10 pm EST. The Mets occupy 4th place in the NL East while the Brewers are in 1st place in the NL Central. This will be the 2nd meeting of the year amongst these two squads with the Mets taking 2 of 3 in a 3-game home set on 4-15-2018.
NY Mets's Latest Performance :
The New York Mets have won 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-4. Recently, the Mets tied a 2-game road set against the Toronto Blue Jays on 5-16-2018, while following this series up with a 3-game home sweep of the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks on 5-20-2018. They continued their home stand by picking up a win versus the Marlins in game 1 of a 3-game set on 5-21-2018 by a score of 2-0; However, would lose the series in game 3 by a score of 2-1.
For the season, the Mets are averaging 4.04 (22nd) with a team batting average of .235 (23rd), 45 homers (26th), along with 18 stolen bases (24th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.98 (14th) with 433 strikeouts (9th) along with 17 quality starts on the season (23rd).
Asdrubal Cabrera (.310 BA on 171 AB), Todd Frazier (.237 BA on 114 AB), Yoenis Cespedes (.255 BA on 137 AB), and Jay Bruce (.233 BA on 146 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Mets this season. Amed Rosario (.246 BA on 142 AB) has also been a critical component to the Mets’ scoring attack.
Jacob deGrom (4-0, 58.1 IP, 11 R, 42 H, 2 HR, 16 BB, 77 SO, 1.54 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 58.2 IP, 22 R, 57 H, 4 HR, 13 BB, 68 SO, 2.91 ERA) are the bright spots for their talented pitching staff.
Milwaukee Brewers's Latest Performance :
The Brewers have won 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 2-3. Recently, he Brewers would go on to not only win a 3-game road set against the Arizona Diamondbacks on 5-16-2018, but, also picking up a 3-game road series win against the hot Minnesota Twins on 5-20-2018. They followed this series up with yet another solid performance in a 3-game home set versus the Arizona Diamondbacks to where they swept the series on 5-23-2018.
For the season, the Brewers are averaging 4.08 runs per game (20th) with a team batting average of .243 (16th), 62 homers (6th), and 32 stolen bases on the year (8th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.34 (2nd) with 427 strikeouts (11th), along with 14 quality starts (29th).
Lorenzo Cain (.283 BA on 166 AB), Ryan Braun (.222 BA on 126 AB), Travis Shaw (.243 BA on 177 AB), and Domingo Santana (.253 BA on 150 AB) have been the most consistent offensive weapons for the Brewers this season.
Chase Anderson (4-3, 51.1 IP, 22 R, 39 H, 11 HR, 19 BB, 33 SO, 3.86 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (3-1, 57 IP, 24 R, 48 H, 5 HR, 27 BB, 42 SO, 3.32 ERA) have been the bright spots for this Brewer pitching staff this season.
How NY Mets & Milwaukee Brewers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Mets are 22-23 ATS while the O/U is 20-24-1. On the other hand, the Brewers are 30-20 ATS while the O/U is 19-29-2.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This matchup will feature two resurgent teams that will be looking to extend their streak of outstanding baseball. The Mets have won 5 of their last 8 games while the Brew Crew have won 6 of their last 7 contests. Jason Vargas (1-3) will be coming to the mound for the Mets while the Brewers will send out Chase Anderson (4-3) to the hill. The Brewers lineup has had trouble in recent matchups facing Vargas while the Mets lineup has not had much experience versus Anderson either in the past. It will be interesting to see how both lineups respond to the opposing pitchers on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Under
My reason for the prediction :
With opposing pitchers in Anderson and Vargas having so much experience and success against the opposing lineup(s), I will side with the under in this contest. The Brewers have been able to score some runs recently, however, they have been known to go through spells to where their offense seems virtually nonexistent. This will definitely be one of those games as Vargas will be solid in which to pick up his 2nd straight win in as many starts. Anderson, on the other hand, will be as sharp as he has been in his past few starts as the runs will be indeed be scarce.
Betting trends for NY Mets:
- Betting Trends for NY Mets
- The NY Mets are 5-8 in last 13 road games
- The Under is 8-4 in Mets last 12 games
- The Under is 4-1 in Mets last 5 road games
Betting trends for Milwaukee Brewers:
- Betting Trends for Milwaukee Brewers
- The Brewers are 10-3 in last 13 home games
- The Brewers are 14-6 in last 19 games
- The Under is 4-1-2 in Brewers last 7 home games