New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Picks, Predictions, Odds
The New York Mets (38-21) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (27-31) Friday for game-one of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 PM ET at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and can be viewed on Apple TV+.
Mets 6, Angels 3
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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Predictions
The New York Mets enter this matchup first in the NL East standings with a seven-game lead over the second place Atlanta Braves. The Mets most recently lost two straight games to the Padres, but have won nine of their last 13. The offense has been on fire this season, averaging 5.06 runs per game. New York’s bullpen has been dealing with a plethora of injuries, but have done a nice job weathering the storm thanks to solid offensive production. Right-handed pitcher Tylor Megill is coming off the injured list and expected to start Friday. Megill is 4-2 in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.41 while giving up 30 hits, 17 earned runs, and struck out 37 batters in 34.2 innings.
Los Angeles is currently second in the AL West standings, nine and a half games behind the Houston Astros for first place. Prior to their matchup with the Red Sox on Thursday night, the Angels have lost 14 straight games. The offense has averaged four runs per game over that stretch while the bullpen has given up 8.5 runs per game. Los Angeles fired manager Joe Maddon after losing 12 straight in hopes of finding someone to turn this thing around. The right-hander Michael Lorenzen is scheduled to take the mound Friday. Lorenzen is 5-3 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.69 and has given up 41 hits, 22 earned runs, and struck out 40 batters in 53.2 innings of work.
I like the Mets in game-one of this series. The Angels have been terrible as of late and I expect the Mets to have a big day with their bats. Megill hasn’t pitched in quite some time, but even if he has a poor outing you can count on the offense to pick up the slack. Backing the Mets moneyline in this matchup.
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- Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
- Matchup: NL East vs. AL West
- Stadium: Angel Stadium
- Location: Anaheim, California
- TV-Time: Apple TV+ - 9:38 p.m.
New York Mets Betting Analysis
The New York Mets have been playing great baseball and have gone 38-21 SU, 35-24 ATS, and have an O/U record of 30-25-4. The total has gone over in 11 of the Mets last 16 games. New York is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games. The Mets have gone 19-13 SU and ATS when playing on the road this season.
The Mets rank amongst the top of the league in terms of hitting production. As a team New York has a batting average of .263 (1st), on base percentage of .334 (1st), slugging percentage of .404 (9th), and have scored 299 runs (2nd). The second baseman Jeff McNeil is having a great season with a batting average of .314 (61-194), three home runs, and 28 RBIs. The Mets may be without Pete Alonso who is currently listed as day-to-day with a hand injury. Alonso has been huge this year with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs.
New York’s bullpen has been a bit beat up the last few weeks, but have managed to keep winning games. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .233 (13th), have a WHIP of 1.21 (9th), and have an ERA of 3.82 (15th). Right-handed pitcher Tylor Megill is coming off the injured list and expected to start Friday. Megill is 4-2 in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.41 while giving up 30 hits, 17 earned runs, and struck out 37 batters in 34.2 innings. His most recent outing came against the Nationals on May 11th and quickly left with a bicep injury.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis
Prior to the results of Thursday night’s game against the Red Sox, Los Angeles is 27-31 SU, 28-30 ATS, and have an O/U record of 29-25-4. The total has gone over in four of the Angels last six games. Going against this trend, the total has gone under in 19 of their 31 home games this season. The Angels are 0-8 SU in their last eight home games and 0-14 SU in their last 14 games.
The Angels offense scored two runs or less in eight of their last 14 games. On the season Los Angeles has a batting average of .241 (16th), on base percentage of .311 (17th), slugging percentage of .400 (12th), and have scored 252 runs (12th). The first baseman Jared Walsh is having a productive season with a batting average of .248 (50-202), 10 home runs, and 33 RBIs. Center fielder Mike Trout is listed as day-to-day with a groin injury and may or may not play Friday.
As mentioned earlier, the Angels bullpen has really struggled as of late, giving up 8.5 runs per game over their last 14. On the season they are allowing opponents a batting average of .230 (11th), have a WHIP of 1.21 (10th), and have an ERA of 3.93 (18th). The right-hander Michael Lorenzen is scheduled to take the mound Friday. Lorenzen is 5-3 in nine games this season with an ERA of 3.69 and has given up 41 hits, 22 earned runs, and struck out 40 batters in 53.2 innings of work. In his most recent outing against the Phillies on June 4th, Lorenzen struck out nine batters in 5.2 innings while giving up five hits and five runs.
Key Players to Watch
- NYM: Francisco Lindor - SS (Last Game: 0-3)
- NYM: Jeff McNeil - OF (Last Game: 2-4, RBI)
- LAA: Jared Walsh - 1B (Last Game: TBD)
- LAA: Shohei Ohtani - DH (Last Game: TBD)
- NYM: Tylor Megill - RHP (4-2, 4.41 ERA, 37 K, 1.13 WHIP)
- LAA: Michael Lorenzen - RHP (5-3, 3.69 ERA, 40 K, 1.14 WHIP)
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Conclusion
I like the Mets in this matchup. Until Los Angeles can snap this losing streak it's tough to find a reason to back them. Megill is coming off an injury, but this could be an ideal time to come back against a struggling Angels offense. Regardless, I expect the Mets to have a big day with their bats and secure a road win here. Backing New York moneyline.
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