Cincinnati Reds Vs. New York Mets (8/10/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

In 2022, the Reds are 44-64 through 108 games of the season: third place in the National League Central.  Cincinnati has a .1% chance to make the playoffs in 2022; their last playoff appearance was in 2020.  The Reds last World Series title was 1990 when they beat the Oakland Athletics.

This season, the Mets lead the National League East with a record of 71-39 through 110 games; they’re currently -1100 to win the division; their last NL East crown was in 2015.  New York’s last appearance in the playoffs was 2016, they are +500 to win the 2022 World Series, their last title was in 1986. 

Cincinnati Reds Vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

Under is 4-0 in Cincinnati’s last four during game three of a series.  The Reds are 6-1 in their last seven during game three of a series.  Over is 5-2 in Cincinnati’s last seven Wednesday games.  The Reds are 6-20 in their last 26 Wednesday games. 

New York are 21-6 in their last 27 during game three of a series.  Over is 15-5-1 in the Mets last 21 during game three of a series.  Over is 36-14-2 in New York’s last 52 Wednesday games.  The Mets are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games.

Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup

2B J. India R
CF N. Senzel R
3B K. Farmer R
1B J. Votto L
DH D. Solano R
RF A. Aquino R
LF J. Fraley L
SS J. Barrero R
C M. Papierski S

Cincinnati Reds Vs. Taijuan Walker (R)

Joey Votto has a lifetime batting average of .298 with 2,091 hits, 342 home runs and 1,105 runs batted in.  This season, his 16th in the big leagues he’s hit 11 home runs, knocked in 40 runs, 116 total bases and an OPS of .730.   

Shortstop Kyle Farmer is hitting .249 this season; his sixth year in the majors.  He’s second on the Reds in runs batted in with 51; additionally, he has 20 doubles, six home runs with a .691 OPS.  2021 Rookie of the Year, Jonathan India has hit seven home runs and knocked in 24 runs with an OPS of .706 in 2022.

This season, Taijuan Walker is 9-3 in 19 starts with a 3.45 ERA.  He’s struck out 80 batters in 104 1/3 innings with a 1.188 WHIP in 2022.   Walker has won 51 games in his career with a 3.91 ERA while striking out 754 hitters in 845 innings. 

New York Mets Starting Lineup

CF B. Nimmo L
RF S. Marte R
SS F. Lindor S
1B P. Alonso R
DH D. Vogelbach L
2B J. McNeil L
LF T. Naquin L
3B L. Guillorme L
C J. McCann R

New York Mets Vs. T.J. Zeuch (R)

Pete Alonso leads the National League in runs batted in with 95 this season.  The Mets first baseman is currently tied for second in the National League in home runs with 29.  Additionally, he has 222 total bases, an OPS of .904 with a .545 slugging percentage.  Alonso, an All-Star this season is +1500 to win his first National League MVP award. 

Francisco Lindor is batting .268 with 19 home runs and 77 runs batted in: tied for third in the National League.  The Mets shortstop is second on the club in total bases with 193 with a .457 slugging percentage and an OPS of .802 in 2022. 

Jeff McNeil is hitting .304 this season to lead the Mets.  New York’s number one has hit six home runs, driven in 42 runs with 149 total bases.  He has an OPS of .797 with a .436 slugging percentage in 2022.

Starling Marte in his first season as a Met has 35 extra base hits (12 home runs), 51 runs driven in with a .294 batting average.  An All-Star this season, the 33-year-old has 174 total bases, an OPS of .806 while slugging .462 this campaign. 

T.J. Zeuch is scheduled to make his first appearance for the Reds on Wednesday in a start against the Mets.  In 13 games in his career, Zeuch is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.59, 31 strikeouts in 49 innings.

Cincinnati Reds Vs. New York Mets Picks & Prediction

Offensively, the Reds are scoring 4.38 runs per nine innings, 16th overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .239, 20th in the league, with an OPS of .687, 25th in baseball.  Cincinnati’s pitching staff is allowing 5.28 runs per nine innings, 28th in MLB with opponents’ batting .252, 25th overall in the big leagues with an OPS of .770 against the club, 28th in MLB.

The Mets are averaging 4.84 runs per nine innings, fifth overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .259, fourth in the league, and their OPS is .739 sixth in baseball.  New York’s pitching staff is allowing 3.79 runs per nine innings, fourth in MLB with opponents’ batting .234, eighth in the majors with an OPS of .676 against the club, seventh in the big leagues.  The Mets are one of the hottest teams in the majors, they’ll win this game over the Reds by over 1.5 runs as the clubs combine to score over eight runs.

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