A clear difference is immediately apparent for this 60-game 2020 season. The pressure is on full blast with no margin for error. In essence, the regular season is more like an opening playoff round. On the whole, the Red Sox and Mets stumbled out of the gate. Both clubs are rated as more than capable of MLB betting success.
Problematic is the unforgiving schedule. A slump can kill off playoff hopes. While a hot streak can assure post season bids. Handicappers are quickly getting up to speed assessing value. Marathon 162-game schedules offer a more leisurely pace that many misses.
Boston Red Sox at New York Mets
|Date and Time:||Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7:07 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Citi Field, Queens, New York|
|red Sox vs. Mets TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
|Red Sox vs. Mets SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Boston Red Sox at New York Mets SBG Odds Analysis
On this occasion, we get two of the more popular teams found at a sportsbook. Each team has a large fan following. Boston and New York bring massive media attention.
Boston Red Sox Overview
First, the Red Sox are battling the perception of surrendering the 2020 season. Mookie Betts’ trade to the Dodgers enraged Boston fans. To them, it was as if the Red Sox were playing Small Ball. Time will tell if Boston shredded payroll or could foresee better options.
SP Martin Perez, 0-1, 7.20 ERA, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, .286 AVG, 1.60 WHIP, Closer Brandon Workman (2019 stats), 10-1, 1.88 ERA, 16 SV, 71.2 IP, 29 H, 1 HR, 45 BB, 104 SO, .123 AVG, 1.03 WHIP, C Christian Vazquez .571 AVG, .623 OBP, 1.143 SLG, 1.768 OPS, 2 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
New York Mets Overview
Last year the Mets made a playoff-contending run well into September. New York boasts National League home run king and Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso.
SP Steven Matz, 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 7 SO, .105 AVG, 0.50 WHIP, Closer Edwin Diaz, 0-0 4.50 ERA, 1 SV, 2.0 IP, 1H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO, .143 AVG, 1.00, RF Michael Conforto .500 AVG, .600 OBP, .625 SLG, 1.225 OPS, 1 R. 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Boston Red Sox at New York Mets Betting Trends
The Red Sox are:
- 6-4 in their last 10 away games
- 7-2-1 over the total on the road
- 8-4 vs. the New York Mets
- 6-12-2 under the total in their series with the Mets
- 12-8 vs. the National League
- 5-7 under the total in games vs. the National League
The Mets are:
- 12-8 vs. American League teams
- 5-7 under the total in their matchups with the American League
- 10-4 in their last 14 games at Citi Field
- 6-5-1 over the total at home
- 5-3 in home games with the Red Sox
- 2-6-1 under the total head to head with Boston
Boston Red Sox at New York Mets SBG Free Pick
In This MLB betting situation, we get two even teams finding their way. Boston will get a more favorable price on the road. Thus, the value will likely lean Red Sox.
Red Sox at Mets SBG Best Bet: Boston Red Sox