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#4979 New York Mets vs.
#4980 Oakland Athletics
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 4:07pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The New York Mets (95-56) will be going for their third consecutive series win when they face the Oakland Athletics (55-95) in the final game of their three-game interleague series on Sunday afternoon.

Max Scherzer, 10-4, 2.15 ERA, will get the start for the Mets. The Athletics will counter with JP Sears, 6-2, 3.58 ERA.

New York is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Oakland.

**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**

Mets Trying To Increase Division Lead

The Mets played well over the past week, winning six of their last seven games. Despite their hot streak, they are only one game ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. With only one week left in the regular season, they will try to increase their division lead with a win over the Athletics, which will give them their seventh win in their last eight games.

New York is averaging 4.70 runs per game. Their .257 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .331 on base percentage is second, while their .408 slugging percentage is 10th.

Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with a .314 batting average, while Pete Alonso leads the team with 37 home runs and 121 RBI.

New York’s pitching has been good, with the team giving up 3.72 runs per game. Opponents have a .234 batting average against the Mets, which is ninth in the league. Their 3.53 ERA is seventh, while their 1.18 WHIP is sixth.

In his last start, Scherzer didn’t give up a hit or run in six innings, while striking out nine batters en route to a 7-2 win over Milwaukee. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to get the win.

Athletics Going For Fourth Win in Six Games

The Athletics are playing well at the moment and they’ve won three of their last five games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Mets, which will give them their fourth win in their last six games.

Oakland is averaging 3.48 runs per game. Their .216 batting average is 30th in the league. Their .281 on base percentage is also 30th, while their .345 slugging percentage is 29th.

Sean Murphy leads Oakland with a .251 batting average and 66 RBI, while Seth Brown leads the team with 23 home runs.

Oakland’s pitching isn’t very good, with the team giving up 4.74 runs per game. Opponents have a .252 batting average against the Athletics, which is 22nd in the league. Their 4.51 ERA is 25th, while their 1.33 WHIP is 23rd.

In his last start, Sears gave up one hit and one run in five innings, leading to a 4-1 win over Seattle. They will need another solid start from him if they want to win this game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Mets have won six of their last seven games and four of their last five road games. They have been on a roll, scoring at least five runs in five of their last seven games. They will keep on rolling offensively in this game because they hit the ball well against left-handers and Sears has struggled on the mound in recent starts, giving up 12 runs in his last three starts. He gave up 10 runs in his last three home starts and will have a hard time slowing down the Mets. The Athletics have lost four of their last seven games and six of their last nine home games. Even though they are playing well offensively, they won’t score a lot of runs in this game because they don’t hit the ball well against right-handers and Scherzer has done a good job on the mound, giving up two runs in his last three starts. He gave up four runs in his last two road starts and will keep their offense in check, so go with the Mets to cover the money line.

Prediction: New York Mets -1.5 (-155)

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Mets are averaging 4.70 runs per game and 4.84 runs per game on the road. They averaged five runs per game in their last three games against the Athletics. With Oakland giving up 4.85 runs per game at home, the Mets will hit their average in this game. The Athletics are averaging 3.48 runs per game and 3.01 runs per game at home. They averaged 4.33 runs per game in their last three games against the Mets. With New York giving up 4.13 runs per game on the road, the Athletics will score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Athletics and Mets played over the total in six of their last seven meetings.

Prediction: Over 7
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking and betting on winners for quite some time, so if you want to crush the books, then stick with Bosun.