New York vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB NY Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 4/5/2024

The New York Mets (1-5) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (4-2) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on APLTV. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

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The Mets Are Coming Off A Win

The Mets are coming off a 2-1 win over the Tigers in their last game. New York was favored at -142 and won the game despite getting outhit 5-3. The Mets scored both of their runs in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win.

José Buttó got the start for the Mets and went six innings, giving up just one earned run. Pete Alonso hit a solo home run in the ninth, and Reed Garrett got the win in relief.

Jose Quintana Gets The Start For The Mets

Jose Quintana and the Mets are on the road to take on the Reds. Quintana is coming off a start in which he took the loss, giving up 2 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out 4 and gave up 1 home run in that outing.

Mets Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Mets’ offensive projections for today, Jeff McNeil is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, as his projection is 11th best in the league today. Pete Alonso is not far behind, as he has the 3rd best odds to hit a home run in today’s slate of games. Francisco Alvarez has the 2nd best odds to hit a homer for the Mets and his projection is 9th best in the league today.

The Reds Are Coming Off A Win

The Reds took the series finale against the Phillies, winning 4-1. Cincinnati was able to score two runs in the 3rd inning and then added one run in the 6th and 9th innings. The Phillies’ only run came in the 6th inning on a solo home run from Kyle Schwarber.

Zack Wheeler got the start for the Phillies and went six innings, giving up three hits and one earned run while striking out 10. Frankie Montas got the start for the Reds and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and one earned run. Christian Encarnacion-Strand had two RBIs for the Reds.

Hunter Greene Gets The Start For The Reds

Hunter Greene will be making his second start of the season for the Reds, and he’ll be taking on the Mets at home. In his first start, Greene went 4 2/3 innings and struck out 7, but he gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 4 walks.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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Our model is high on Christian Encarnacion-Strand today, as he not only has the highest total hits projection for the Reds, but his home run projection is the best on the team and 11th best in the league today. Jeimer Candelario has the 2nd best home run projection for the Reds and 16th best in the league, while Santiago Espinal has the 18th best total hits projection in the league today.


Mets vs Reds Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Mets vs. Reds game is to take the Reds on the money line at -127. We have the Reds winning this one by a score of 6-5, giving us a good amount of value on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Hunter Greene finishing with seven strikeouts compared to Jose Quintana with five. However, Greene is averaging 16th among starters in terms of predicted innings, so you could look to the Reds and the over if you wanted to parlay a couple of bets together.

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