Struggling Mariners Look to Prove Themselves Against Hot Mets
The Seattle Mariners are not having the season they were hoping for right now. They are down in the dumps and are a mear 2-8 in their last ten games. The New York Mets on the other hand, are having the season they have been expecting for the last couple of years.
Mariners Slipping Fast
The Seattle Mariners had high hopes for this season after making some big moves in the offseason, but as of late, they are performing well below par. They are 2-8 in their last ten games and can’t seem to get the ball rolling in their favor. As they head into New York to face the Mets, there are two key elements that do not shine a favorable light on the Mariners for the weekend.
The Mariners are a lousy 7-13 against teams that have a record above .500., even worse – they are 5-11 on the road this season. Unfortunately, the Mariners are on the road and facing a team well above .500.
Their hitting is not as hot as they would have hoped for with their lineup and unfortunately, it is not likely to get any better on Friday night as they face Met’s ace, Max Scherzer. Their pitching will have to step up and keep them in the game as best they can. Their hopes are going to be if they have a super hot night or the Mets have an extreme off night.
NL East Leading Mets Need to Keep the Pedal Down
The New York Mets currently have their foot on the neck of the NL East, but they are far from safe in an early season. The Mets MLB ranks have slipped slightly in the past week or so, but they have managed to win at a decent rate. What they cannot afford to do is let up. This weekend is an opportunity to put the pedal to the metal against a struggling Mariners team.
The Mets have won with consistency and have yet to drop a series this season. They have a lot of things going in their favor as everything seems to be clicking right now. Some question their ability to sustain this pace, but key indicators are pointing towards the upside of that being a possibility. The defense has been the silent strength of the Mets and if they can continue that trend, it will pay off well.
One thing the Mets will not have to worry about on Friday night is their starting pitcher. Max Scherzer, at 37 years old, he is still showing there is a lot of life left in his right arm. He is 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA this season over six starts. He is averaging just over six innings an outing and keeping base runners to a minimum while still striking out just over one batter per inning. Look for another dominant performance from him against the up and down Mariners lineup.
Mariners vs Mets Head-to-Head
This will be the first time that the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets will compete against one another since a three-game series in 2017. This rare interleague matchup does not happen very often, as they have only played nine games against each other in the 14 years! Enjoy it while it’s here.
Mariners vs Mets Game Information
- Game: Mariners (14-18) vs Mets (22-11)
- Location: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
- Day/Time: Friday, May 13th, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Mariners vs Mets Live Stream: MLB.tv
Mariners vs Mets Betting Lines
|Team||Run line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
M. Gonzales -L
|+1½ -120||+180||7 -120o||2½ -125o
|New York Mets
M. Scherzer -R
|-1½ Ev||-210||7 Evu||4½ +110o
Mariners vs Mets Prediction
MLB lines have the New York Mets as -215 favorites over the scuffling Seattle Mariners. With Mad Max on the mound, there is a very slim chance that he gives up the ghost against the likes of the Mariners to put any stock into taking the Mariners as the +185 underdog.
The sportsbook lines on the over/under and run lines offer very little in the way of promising bets, therefore, the best thing to do is take the Mets to win and roll it into a three-game parlay. There is no such thing as a sure thing, but this might be pretty close to that.
When you bet online, take the Mets to win and roll it into a parlay to increase your odds.