It is still very early in the baseball season, but at what point do we start to believe that what we are seeing from each team is what they are probably going to be for the rest of the year? There really is no exact answer to that question, although there are some who look at Memorial Day as being the dividing line between early season antics and actual expectations. If that is indeed the case, then every team has 1 month to iron out the kinks and get things headed in the right direction.
The Milwaukee Brewers started well, but they now look like a team that needs a bit of a wake-up call if they are to challenge in what looks to be a loaded NL Central Division. They are on a poor run of form right now and will be on the road this weekend to face a New York Mets team that has rather surprisingly found its way to the top of the NL East. It should be a good one on Friday night, with the Mets favored by 1 ½ and the run total set at 7 ½.
How to Bet Brewers vs Mets MLB Spread & Game Preview
- When: Friday, April 26 at 7:10 PM EST
- Where: Citi Field, NYC
- Starting Pitchers: Anderson vs deGrom
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: Mets Radio Coverage
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Spread: New York Mets -1.5 (Total 7.5)
Why bet on the Milwaukee Brewers?Will the real Milwaukee Brewers please stand up? This is one team that is proving to be a little tough to figure out in the early going. They are expected to be pushing for a playoff spot this season, and while their very early form suggested that would indeed be the case, a run that has seen them lose 4 in a row and 7 of their last 10 has some legitimate concerns being raised.
In fairness, those last 10 games all came against the St. Louis Cardinals and the LA Dodgers, but those are teams that the Brewers are going to need to beat if they want to represent the NL in the World Series. While their work against the Mets on the road has not been great, they have taken 11 of the last 16 overall. The Brewers will send Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.00 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 4.73
- Hits: 8.00
- Walks: 3.54
- Strike Outs: 9.58
- Runs: 5.27
- Hits: 8.81
- Walks: 3.96
- Strike Outs: 8.88
Why bet on the New York Mets?The NL East is a bit of a mystery at the moment, as no team has really come out and take a firm grip on things. You do get the feeling that someone is going to pull away from the pack, but will it be the New York Mets, who currently have a slender lead at the top? It’s tough to say for sure, but their 13-11 record is not that convincing, as is the fact that they are sporting a -12 run differential, the only division leader to be in the negative when it comes to that particular stat.
This is a team that has also been better on the road than at home, where they are currently playing .500 ball. The Mets will hand the ball to Jacob deGrom (2-2, 3.68 ERA) on Friday night.
- Runs: 5.33
- Hits: 9.08
- Walks: 3.92
- Strike Outs: 9.46
- Runs: 5.83
- Hits: 9.08
- Walks: 3.83
- Strike Outs: 9.54
Brewers vs Mets MLB Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against NY Mets
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games on the road
- NY Mets are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League Central division\
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’ last 7 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Brewers vs MetsThis is one of those games that is tough to call, especially given how the Brewers are playing right now. I think that Milwaukee are too good to be wallowing in this negative run for much longer, so I am taking them to win a close one.
Score: Milwaukee Brewers 3 – New York Mets 2