MLB Picks: Bet Mets +120 vs. White Sox

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:07 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013 12:07 PM GMT

New York Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum has the most starts of any winless pitcher in baseball this season, but he lands in a favorable spot against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB odds for this interleague matchup at U.S. Cellular Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

Check out our Wednesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Tough loss  

New York has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it suffered a 5-4 setback to Chicago as +163 road underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the total for a third consecutive contest. 

The Mets are 2-5 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season, with the OVER going 6-0-1 in that situation. 

Success at home in interleague play

Chicago has a losing 5-7 record against National League opponents this season, but the club has won 10 of its last 13 home series in interleague play.  

The White Sox are 4-9 at home when the betting total is 8 to 8.5, with the UNDER going 6-4-3 in those 13 opportunities.

Marcum 

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum (0-9, 5.76 ERA) is still searching for his first victory of the 2013 campaign, as he comes off a 5-3 road loss to the Atlanta Braves last time out, allowing five runs and six hits over 4.2 frames. 

The right-hander is 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA in five road games (four starts), but has surrendered just one home run in 24 combined innings. 

In five career starts versus the White Sox, Marcum has compiled a 3-0 record and 2.48 ERA, including a 2-0 mark and 2.35 ERA in three efforts at this ballpark. 

Danks 

White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (1-4, 5.40 ERA) has dropped back-to-back decisions, which includes an 8-4 road loss to the Minnesota Twins last time out, as he surrendered six runs and 12 hits over five frames. 

The left-hander is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two home outings, with opposing hitters batting just .149 against him.

Danks will be facing the Mets for the first time in his career.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Mets as one of their MLB picks Wednesday, as the White Sox are 1-8 in their last nine games as favorites. 

New York’s bullpen has also compiled an impressive 1.34 ERA in the last 10 games.

MLB Pick:  New York Mets +120

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