With trade deadline day now upon us, it’s going to be interesting to see which teams go all-in on trying to make the postseason. The teams who already look like a lock to be in the postseason generally make a couple of small moves to shore up the positions that might prove to be a weakness once we get to the most important part of the season. Other teams that make a splash tend to be those who are sitting on the outside looking in at the playoff spots, but who feel that they still have a legitimate shot at taking a run. With the race for the National League Wild Card spots so tight, there are a number of teams who fall into the latter category.
The New York Mets may have signaled their intent by going out and acquiring Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays. While the Mets still have some work to do, they are on a run that is drawing them closer to the playoff line. The Mets are favored by 1 ½ on Wednesday night, with the run total for this one set at 8.
Mets vs White Sox MLB Odds & Pick for Wednesday Night
- When: Wednesday, July 31 at 8:10 PM EST
- Where: Comerica Park, Chicago
- Starting Pitchers: DeGrom vs. Giolito
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: WGN
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: New York Mets -190 (Total 8)
Why bet on the New York Mets?The New York Mets looked to be totally out of the playoff picture, especially with the Braves and Nationals starting to open up in the NL East, but they are slowly easing their way back into it. While the Mets are still sitting 4 games below .500 at 51-55, they are still very much alive in the Wild Card. They come into this one having won 5 in a row and 7 of their last 10, all of which has pulled them to within 5 games of the final Wild Card spot in the NL.
Beating the White Sox 5-2 in the opening game of the series was a big deal for the Mets, as they have had issues on the road, going 23-35 SU away from home. The Mets have also covered the spread in 7 of their last 10, but they are still just 7-13 ATS as a road favorite. They will have Jacob DeGrom (6-7, 2.86 ERA) on the mound.
- Runs: 4.70
- Hits: 8.74
- Walks: 3.19
- Strike Outs: 8.83
- Runs: 4.90
- Hits: 8.88
- Walks: 3.30
- Strike Outs: 9.22
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox?The White Sox have had their moments this season, but they are now totally out of the playoff race and look like a team simply playing out the string. They have picked up just 3 wins in their last 10 games, taking their season record to 46-58. One thing to keep in mind here, though, is that they have been a good deal more competitive in their own ballpark, sitting a game over .500 at 27-26 SU.
Where they have not been good is against the spread, covering just 3 times in the last 10 games, while also going 12-19 ATS as a home underdog. One of the bright spots for the White Sox has been the play of Lucas Giolito (11-5, 3.52 ERA), who will be on the mound here.
- Runs: 4.17
- Hits: 8.56
- Walks: 2.35
- Strike Outs: 9.45
- Runs: 5.26
- Hits: 8.92
- Walks: 3.53
- Strike Outs: 7.82
Mets vs White Sox MLB Betting Trends
- Mets are 39-41 against the money line against right-handed starters this season
- White Sox are 19-12 against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season
- Degrom is 7-14 against the money line in all games this season
- Giolito is 13-7 against the money line in all games this season
- Degrom is 0-0 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 1.29 and a WHIP of 1.000
- Giolito is 0-0 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.825
Expert Pick and Final Score PredictionThe Mets have been very good in interleague games this season, going 8-4 SU, while the White Sox have gone 4-8 in games versus NL teams. A good pitching match-up here, but I like the Mets to win a close one.
Score: New York Mets 4 – Chicago White Sox 3