Brewers Favored Over Mets According to Betting Trends

Jeff Grant

Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:48 PM GMT

The Milwaukee Brewers own a significant edge in the starting pitching matchup against the New York Mets, which will allow them to extend their current win streak to four games.

           
 

Splitsville
New York has split its first six games on this road trip, as it comes off a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners as +115 underdogs Wednesday, while going under the betting total in its last five contests.

The Mets will likely be without the services of Curtis Granderson for a third straight affair, which is important to consider when looking over the MLB betting odds, as he continues to battle with a stomach illness.

Sports bettors will find that the club is 9-19 as underdogs of +125 to +175 when playing away from Citi Field this season.

 

In control
Milwaukee has had at least a share of first place in the NL Central standings since April 5, which can’t be ignored when making your pro baseball predictions in this series opener, as it looks to build off its three-game home sweep of the Cincinnati Reds to start off this week.

The Brewers have a losing 11-15 record against NL East opponents this season, but they managed to take two of three in New York from June 10-12.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 24-14 as home favorites of -150 to -175, with the 'over' cashing in 24 of those opportunities.

 

Gee
Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92 ERA) had his personal three-game winning streak snapped last time out, as he allowed four runs and five hits in five innings of work in a 6-0 road defeat to the San Diego Padres.

The right-hander is 2-1 with a 3.04 ERA in four road appearances, but he’s served up four home runs in 23.2 combined frames.

In three lifetime efforts versus the Brewers, Gee has compiled a 0-3 record and 6.75 ERA.

 

Garza
Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04 ERA) has been handed back-to-back losses—surrendering seven runs and eight hits over eight combined frames over that span.

The right-hander is 4-4 with a 3.15 ERA in 11 home outings, with opposing hitters batting .231 against him (.255 on the road).

Garza has registered a 1.93 ERA in two no-decision efforts against the Mets in his career.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Brewers as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve won five of the last seven overall meetings in this series, which fits nicely with the Mets 8-20 mark on the road versus teams with a winning home record.

Free MLB Pick:  Milwaukee Brewers