There are a number of divisions in the MLB that look pretty wide open this year, with the AL Central perhaps being the one that really jumps out. The expectation is that the Kansas City Royals will win it once again, but the White Sox and Cleveland Indians have made off season changes that should make them a whole lot better equipped to challenge than they were last season. The Indians didn’t spend a ton of money on the off season, but they picked up a number of good players that will plug the holes that became very evident last year. Whether or not that will be good enough remains to be seen. The New York Mets will be the next up for Cleveland, and they are a team looking to go one better than they did last season, as they fell just short of a World Series title. They look like a better team on paper this year, although some of their guys are getting up there in years. These two will play the first of 3 on Friday, and you can wager on them all at our MyBookie.ag baseball betting lines portal.
How To Bet The Mets Vs Indians MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Friday, April 15 at 7 PM EST
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland
Starting Pitchers: Mets: Bartolo Colon (0-1) Vs Indians: Cody Anderson (0-0)
TV: SNY, Sports Time Ohio
Radio: Mets and Indians
Live Stream: SNY
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Mets
The New York Mets (3-5) have been very disappointing through the opening couple of weeks, and have now dropped back to back series against division rivals that they really should be beating. This team cannot afford to regularly lose to the likes of Miami and Philadelphia if they want to compete this year. There is already talk that this team looks more fragile than they did last season, with many feeling they only won the NL East last season because of how poorly the Washington Nationals performed. There is still plenty of time for them to get things right, and they still have one of the best rotations in the league to draw upon. Veteran Bartolo Colon (0-1, 1.23 ERA) will get the start for the Mets.
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians
It has been hard to get a real read on the Indians (3-3) so far, as the early part of their season has been disrupted by game postponements due to inclement weather. The common theme in the games that they have played to this point has been a lack of scoring. While that is good from a defensive standpoint, they are going to have to find a way to manufacture more runs if they really want to challenge the best in this division. A win against Tampa on Thursday would give them a series win, and would set the Indians up nicely for this weekend home series. Cody Anderson (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will start for Cleveland.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I am not entirely sold on the Mets at the moment, and while I do believe they will turn things around, I think I might be slow going. I’m going with the Indians in this one.
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