Mets vs. Reds prediction and odds for Wednesday, May 10 (New York gets back on track)
By Reed Wallach
It's been a brutal skid for the New York Mets as the team has been crushed by the injury bug early in the year.
New York has dropped 12 of 15 games to fall well under .500, most recently losing 7-6 in Cincinnati against the Reds. The Mets will hope that Justin Verlander can work himself into his elite form after a decent first start of the year after suffering a shoulder injury that included five innings of two run baseball.
The Mets need a feel good win, and the team's prize offseason addition can give the team some much needed energy. Let's check out the odds for this National League matchup on Wednesday night:
Mets vs. Reds odds, run line and total
Mets vs. Reds prediction and pick
Verlander allowed back-to-back home runs in the first inning of his first start of the season, but settled in and pitched four straight shutout innings. He should continue to round into form against a Cincinnati lineup that is bottom five in wRC+, which quantifies the quality of run scoring chances generated.
On the other side, the Mets can find its power at the plate against the flame throwing Hunter Greene. The second year pro strikes out a ton of batters, over 12 per nine innings, but can get himself into trouble if teams stay disciplined at the plate. He walks more than three batters per nine innings and the Mets draw walks at a top five rate in the bigs.
Both bullpens have been middling to poor all years so I don't see a true edge there, but with Verlander's ceiling I believe he can outperform this price. Further, the Mets ability to get on base by way of walks make them a strong bet to get back on track against the Reds on Wednesday.
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