The 2022 MLB season will begin on Friday, May 13, with a 15-game slate, so we’ve put up the best Mariners vs. Mets betting pick and odds to start off a three-game interleague matchup between Seattle and New York at Citi Field.
Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets Betting Odds And Line Movement
The Mets are massive -200 home favorites for Friday’s game, while the Mariners are +185 moneyline underdogs at the best Seattle betting sites. Also, the top New York gambling apps list the total at 7.0 runs. The Mets and Mariners meet for the first time this season, having split four games in 2018. The M’s have won ten of their past 15 meetings with the Mets.
Notes On The Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners have been having a terrible season. They’ve won three of their previous 15 games and lost five series in a row. Last Wednesday, the M’s fell 4-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies at home to finish a seven-game stay.
At the moment, Seattle is one of the least successful surprises in baseball. The 14-18 Mariners are sitting in third place in the AL West, six and a half games behind Houston and Anaheim.The Mariners are averaging 3.91 runs per game this season, which is 19th in the majors (.230/.313/.371 slash line) and league average (.234/.307/.373). Seattle has a 3.84 ERA (19th) and 1.26 WHIP (21st).
Friday’s starter will be Jake Odorizzi, hoping to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. The 30-year-old lefty is 1-4 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 17/10 K/BB ratio in six starts and 25.1 innings this season for the Mariners.On Saturday, Gonzales dropped an 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing three runs on 6 hits and 4 walks over 5.1 innings.
Notes On The New York Mets
The New York Mets won their fourth game in a row on Thursday, rolling to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. They clinched a three-game road series against the Nats with the win, raising their overall record to 22-11.The New York Mets are comfortably leading the National League West by six and a half games over last year’s champions, the Atlanta Braves.
On June 17, the New York Mets acquired Jacob deGrom in exchange for top prospects Amed Rosario and Justin Bell. DeGrom has a 3-4 record with a 3.50 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 11 starts this season, having been acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 19th.
Friday’s matchup features Max Scherzer, who will be looking to bounce back from his season debut. Last Sunday, the 37-year-old righty gave up three earned runs on ten hits in six innings against the Phillies. In six starts and 37 innings with the White Sox in 2022, Max has a 2.92 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 49/9 K/BB ratio.
Pick And Prediction: New York Mets -200
I’m anticipating Max Scherzer to dominate the Mariners and help his team grab a win this afternoon, as he surrendered ten hits in his previous game.When facing right-handed batters, the Mets are more dangerous, but Marco Gonzales hasn’t been at his finest this year. The lefty is giving out too many hits and walks, so I’m going with the home team to win straight up.
In May, both bullpens have performed admirably. The Mets have a 3.24 ERA and 3.18 FIP, while the Mariners have a 3.68 ERA and 3.86 FIP. At the plate, neither squad has impressed, so I’m expecting the Mets’ pitching staff to make up for it.
The line is a difficult one, as Max Scherzer makes his debut on the mound. I’m betting the under and would be shocked if the Mariners score more than a few runs. Nonetheless, I’m not comfortable with a seven-run spread.
The total has been under in four of the Mets’ past five games. The Mariners have only scored more than a couple of runs once in their previous five outings.