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New York Mets vs. Houston Astros Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros Betting Analysis

The Houston Astros host the New York Mets at Minute Maid Park for game first of a two-game series on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

New York leads the National League East with a record of 45-24, earning a 21-14 record on the road so far this season. The Astros are in first place in the American League West with a record of 41-25, highlighted by a sturdy 18-11 record at home.

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros Betting Prediction

The New York Mets are currently first in the NL East standings with a six-game lead over the second place Atlanta Braves. The Mets most recently went 3-1 SU in a four-game series against the Miami Marlins and have won seven of their last 10 games. New York was great against Miami, scoring a combined 21 runs while giving up 10 throughout the series. Their offense has been having a fantastic season, ranking first in batting average (.261), on base percentage (.334), and runs per game (5.04). Designated hitter Pete Alonso has been a monster this season with a batting average of .277 (70-253), 19 home runs, and 64 RBIs.  

Houston enters this matchup first in the AL West standings with a nine and a half game lead over the second place LA Angels. The Astros are coming off a three-game series against the White Sox, winning two of the three games and are now 5-5 SU over their last 10. The offense was a bit inconsistent against Chicago, scoring 13 runs in game one, zero in game two, and four in game-three. This has been a common trend for Houston as their offensive production is a bit down from previous years. Left fielder Yordan Alvarez is having a great season with a batting average of .311 (66-212), 18 home runs, and 47 RBIs. Alvarez missed Sunday’s game with a hand injury and is listed as day-to-day, so keep an eye on his status as first pitch approaches.  

These teams have not met since 2017 when the Astros swept the Mets in three games at home. This should be a great series this time around as these are two of the best teams in the league. I like the value of the Mets moneyline here in game-one. The Astro’s bullpen has been great this season, but the Mets offense continues to prove why they are the best in the league. Rolling with New York moneyline here as it’s not very often you can back the Mets as underdogs.  

Score Prediction: Mets 5, Astros 4
Best Bet: Mets ML

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New York Mets vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. AL West
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Time-TV: 8:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros – Current Form

New York continues to roll, going 5-2 in its last seven games against the Brewers and the Marlins. Their best performance was on Monday, when they limited the Marlins to scoring no runs in the fourth contest of a four-game series. Against the Milwaukee Brewers, New York’s defense allowed for 10 runs in the second game of the series on Wednesday. The Astros have played excellent recently, highlighted by Houston posting back-to-back series victories over the Rangers and the White Sox squads, resulting in a solid 4-2 record across that window. Against the Chicago White Sox, Houston couldn’t manage a single run in the second game of the series on Saturday. 

They dominated the Chicago White Sox with 13 runs on Friday, in the first of a three-game series.

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros – Pitching Matchup

New York: Trevor Williams (1-3, 3.53 ERA)

Trevor Williams takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his fifth start of the season for the Mets in this contest. He comes in 1-3 with a 3.53 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, eight walks and 33 strikeouts over 35.2 innings of work on the year. The 30-year old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 5, 2022 on the road. Williams tossed five innings in the 4-5 defeat by the Los Angeles Dodgers, while giving up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Williams owns a 0-3 road record this season in three starts away from Citi Field. In those away outings, he has posted a 4.50 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, three walks, and 15 strikeouts in 20 innings of work.

Houston: Jose Urquidy (5-3, 4.99 ERA)

The Astros’ right-hander Jose Urquidy owns a 5-3 record and 4.99 ERA in his 12th start of the season. Urquidy also posted a 1.52 WHIP, while striking out 47 and walking 12 batters in 61.1 innings this season. Urquidy didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the Texas Rangers on June 14, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and four strikeouts in an eventual 3-4 the Astros defeat. Urquidy is 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes seven walks, 19 strikeouts, and a 1.41 WHIP over 22.2 innings of action.

New York Mets vs. Houston Astros – Series History

In the 2017 season the Astros won the season series 3-0.

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