New York vs Cincinnati MLB Odds Preview

Posted by Alex Murphy on September 25, 2015 in

There are no style point awarded in baseball, which means that it doesn’t really matter how you get into the playoffs. That said, teams that back in tend to be the ones that struggles when postseason play begins, which is why fans of the New York Mets will want their team to start playing much better in the final 10 days of the season. They will get the chance to do so when they head to Cincinnati to face the Reds on Friday where they are listed as favorites on MLB odds to take the match.

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Odds Preview

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 7:10PM
Venue: Great American Ball Park
Opening Line: New York -132



The Mets (85-67) are making things very hard on themselves right now, and really should have had the NL East wrapped up by now. They seemed to relax after sweeping the Nationals, and are coming into this match-up having lost their last 3 series. The one against the New York Yankees was excusable, but to drop 2 of 3 to both the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves is a little alarming for a team that has World Series intentions. The fact of the matter is that if the Mets continue to play as they have been playing over the past 10 games, their postseason is going to be cut short in no time at all. Their lead atop the division is at 6.5 games, and a win in this series might well cement the division title, making next week a time to relax a little. Noah Syndergaard (8-7, 3.39 ERA) will get the start for the Mets.

If truth be told, the Cincinnati Reds (63-88) don’t look like a team that is ready to put up much of a fight at this point. They are coming off a sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, and now have just a 3-7 record in their last 10 games. The final week of the season is absolutely brutal for the Reds, as they are going to have to face the best teams in the NL before they finally get to turn their backs on what has been an awful season. The road back for the Reds promises to be a tough one, especially since the NL Central has established itself as the strongest in baseball, with no less than 3 teams set to head to the playoffs. Anthony DeSclafani (9-11, 3.79 ERA) will be on the mound for the Reds.

Key Betting Trends

NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games
NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets’s last 8 games on the road
NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games
Cincinnati is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games at home
Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

A road trip might actually be the perfect tonic for the Mets, as they will get away from the pressure of trying to get the job done in front of a rabid home crowd. I like them to win this on, and to clinch before the weekend is over.