Upcoming Free Picks

New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox,
9-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#925 New York
Mets 8.5
#926 Boston
Red Sox -115

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:10pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

New York Mets
N. SYNDERGAARD

68 - 78

11
W's
3
L's
3.44
ERA
1.28
WHIP

Boston Red Sox
H. VELAZQUEZ

101 - 46

2
W's
2
L's
5.66
ERA
1.67
WHIP

Betting Trends

All MLB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

Boston has eclipsed the century mark in victories as they head into their series against the New York Mets beginning Friday night. The Red Sox have won three in a row heading into the finale against Toronto. The Mets will have to play a doubleheader before this contest.

Syndergaard expects to make start after dealing with a ribs injury

New York’s been really putting on the offense lately, with two of their last five games having them score beyond the double-digit mark. That’s far better than what the experts have predicted for what mostly has been a poor offense this season — they average 4.3 runs per game (21st overall) and have just a .237 team batting average (28th overall). Friday’s starting pitcher had to leave early with a rib injury, but is expected to appear in this one.

Probable starter: Right-hander Noah Syndergaard (11-3, 3.44 ERA)

Syndergaard has grabbed a couple of victories despite not being as dominant on the mound. Last time out against Philadelphia, he gave up 4 earned runs and 12 hits through 6.2 innings. He even had a negative pitching ratio (4 Ks, 5 BBs) — a rarity, but still took home the win.

Red Sox offense has inconsistent results against Astros, Blue jays

Boston’s offense slumped a bit against Houston after throttling Atlanta on the road in a three-game sweep. Still, they were able to piece together 12 total runs against the Astros after salvaging the final game of that series and have had split results against Toronto so far. After a 7-2 victory to open up the series, they held on to a 1-0 pitcher’s duel on Wednesday. Mookie Betts (.340 avg) has made contact a lot in this homestand (8 hits), but has no RBIs.

Probable starter: Right-hander Hector Velazquez (7-2, 3.29 ERA)

The normal reliever will be making his eighth start of the season — and fifth in his last nine appearances. His last start came against Atlanta back on September 5th. He gave up two earned runs on five hits through four innings. His outing, like the others, should be similar.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

It’s rare for Syndergaard to cough up back-to-back tough outings, and we could see that happen with how potent Boston’s offense can be. Even though the Mets starters have been good lately, the bullpen has ballooned to a 4.70 ERA over their last five games.

Prediction: Boston -145

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

There could be a good number of runs scored in this game with how much better New York has been hitting recently. after all, the offense became so poor their run total was set low through most of their recent homestand. Now that it’s a bit inflated here, go against it and take the under.

Prediction: Under 9

Brian Spaen

Blogging journeyman and sports handicapper. His passion for statistics, analyzing team reports, and watching multiple hours of sports daily gives him an edge for picking who will beat the spread. Also writes about technology and video games. Hobbies include enjoying life in the big city, spending way too much time on YouTube, and discovering new craft beer and whisky.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Saturday, Sep 22
NCAAF
#315 Charlotte 60.5
#316 UMass -7
3:30pm
View Pick
#331 Northern Illinois 44.5
#332 Florida State -10
3:30pm
View Pick
#335 Tulane
#336 Ohio State
3:30pm
View Pick
#337 Clemson -16
#338 Georgia Tech 52.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#363 Kansas State 60
#364 West Virginia -16
3:30pm
View Pick
#385 Kansas 59
#386 Baylor -7.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#399 Virginia Tech
#400 ODU
3:30pm
View Pick
#405 Texas A&M
#406 Alabama
3:30pm
View Pick
#327 FIU
#328 Miami - FL
3:30pm
View Pick
#387 South Carolina -2.5
#388 Vanderbilt 53.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#325 UConn
#326 Syracuse
4:00pm
View Pick
#353 Arizona -5.5
#354 Oregon State 75.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#379 TCU -3
#380 Texas 52.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#401 North Texas -12.5
#402 Liberty 65
6:00pm
View Pick
#359 Mississippi St -9.5
#360 Kentucky 54
7:00pm
View Pick
#397 Troy -4.5
#398 UL Monroe 62
7:00pm
View Pick
#395 Texas St 53
#396 UTSA -6.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#381 Army
#382 Oklahoma
7:00pm
View Pick
#383 Louisiana Tech 51.5
#384 LSU -19.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#371 Texas Tech 79.5
#372 Oklahoma State -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#377 UNLV 68
#378 Arkansas State -7.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#375 Coastal Carolina 65.5
#376 UL Lafayette -3
7:00pm
View Pick
#367 Rice 59
#368 Southern Miss -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#357 Florida -3.5
#358 Tennessee 49
7:00pm
View Pick
#313 NC State -5.5
#314 Marshall 54.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#317 Michigan State -5
#318 Indiana 48
7:30pm
View Pick
#369 Arkansas
#370 Auburn
7:30pm
View Pick
#393 New Mexico State -4.5
#394 UTEP 52
7:30pm
View Pick
#341 East Carolina 63.5
#342 USF -20
8:00pm
View Pick
#355 Stanford -2
#356 Oregon 55
8:00pm
View Pick
#389 South Alabama
#390 Memphis
8:00pm
View Pick
#407 Wisconsin -3
#408 Iowa 44
8:30pm
View Pick
#391 Air Force 63.5
#392 Utah State -10.5
10:15pm
View Pick
#411 Eastern Michigan 47
#412 San Diego St -13
10:30pm
View Pick
#409 Arizona State 50
#410 Washington -18.5
10:30pm
View Pick
MLB
#901 New York Mets 9
#902 Washington Nationals -140
4:05pm
View Pick
#915 Baltimore Orioles 9.5
#916 New York Yankees -320
4:05pm
View Pick
#917 Tampa Bay Rays -150
#918 Toronto Blue Jays 9
4:05pm
View Pick
#919 Kansas City Royals -105
#920 Detroit Tigers -105
6:10pm
View Pick
#903 Milwaukee Brewers -115
#904 Pittsburgh Pirates 8
7:05pm
View Pick
#905 Cincinnati Reds -110
#906 Miami Marlins 8
7:10pm
View Pick
#921 Los Angeles Angels 7.5
#922 Houston Astros -275
7:10pm
View Pick
#923 Boston Red Sox 9
#924 Cleveland Indians -120
7:10pm
View Pick
#929 Chicago Cubs -200
#930 Chicago White Sox 9
7:10pm
View Pick
#925 Seattle Mariners -105
#926 Texas Rangers -105
8:05pm
View Pick
#911 Colorado Rockies 7.5
#912 Arizona Diamondbacks -170
8:10pm
View Pick
#927 Minnesota Twins 8.5
#928 Oakland Athletics -230
9:05pm
View Pick
#913 San Diego Padres 8
#914 Los Angeles Dodgers -290
9:10pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 23
NFL
#461 Indianapolis Colts 48.5
#462 Philadelphia Eagles -7
1:00pm
View Pick
#463 Cincinnati Bengals 44
#464 Carolina Panthers -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#465 Tennessee Titans 39.5
#466 Jacksonville Jaguars -9.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#467 New Orleans Saints 52.5
#468 Atlanta Falcons -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#469 Denver Broncos 44
#470 Baltimore Ravens -5
1:00pm
View Pick
#471 New York Giants 44
#472 Houston Texans -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#473 Oakland Raiders 44
#474 Miami Dolphins -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#475 Green Bay Packers -3
#476 Washington Redskins 47.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#477 Buffalo Bills
#478 Minnesota Vikings
1:00pm
View Pick
#479 San Francisco 49ers 54.5
#480 Kansas City Chiefs -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#481 Los Angeles Chargers 48
#482 Los Angeles Rams -7
4:05pm
View Pick
#483 Chicago Bears -5
#484 Arizona Cardinals 40
4:25pm
View Pick
#485 Dallas Cowboys 44.5
#486 Seattle Seahawks -1
4:25pm
View Pick
#487 New England Patriots -7
#488 Detroit Lions 50
8:20pm
View Pick
MLB
#965 Baltimore Orioles
#966 New York Yankees
1:05pm
View Pick
#967 Tampa Bay Rays
#968 Toronto Blue Jays
1:05pm
View Pick
#951 Cincinnati Reds
#952 Miami Marlins
1:10pm
View Pick
#953 Milwaukee Brewers
#954 Pittsburgh Pirates
1:35pm
View Pick
#955 Philadelphia Phillies
#956 Atlanta Braves
1:35pm
View Pick
#957 New York Mets
#958 Washington Nationals
1:35pm
View Pick
#963 Colorado Rockies
#964 Arizona Diamondbacks
4:10pm
View Pick
Monday, Sep 24
NFL
#489 Pittsburgh Steelers -1
#490 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 51
8:15pm
View Pick
#489 Pittsburgh Steelers -1
#490 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 51
8:15pm
View Pick