Rangers vs. Mets prediction and odds for Tuesday, Aug. 29 (New York can pull off upset)

Here's why the Mets can pull off the upset against the Rangers.

Aug 6, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) throws a
Aug 6, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) throws a / Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports

It's no secret that the New York Mets have thrown in the towel on the season, but that doesn't necessarily mean we should just bet against them in every game from here on out. Players still have a lot to play for and I think they may find themselves in a great upset spot on Tuesday night against the Rangers.

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Now, let's take a look at the odds for tonight's interleague matchup.

Rangers vs. Mets odds, run line, and total

Rangers vs. Mets prediction and pick

Jose Quintana gets the start for the Mets tonight and while his 1-5 record isn't anything to write home about, he has been playing much better than his record indicates. He has also been performing much better at home, improving his ERA from 4.20 on the road to 2.45 in home starts.

He'll face off against Andrew Heaney of the Rangers, who I believe is due for some regression. Heaney, along with the rest of the Rangers rotation, has been largely overperforming this season and we're starting to see some cracks show. Heaney's 4.34 ERA is haunted by a 4.93 FIP, so I won't be surprised if the Mets bats get to him tonight.

Even if he does have a solid showing, the Rangers bullpen has really let them down lately. Dating back to the All-Star Break, their bullpen has an ERA of 5.07, which ranks 23rd in the Majors over that stretch.

Call me crazy, but I think the Mets can pull off the upset tonight.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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