Leading up to game three of this National League battle, the Mets (68-80, 38-36 home) will send José Quintana to the mound to take on the Reds (78-72, 42-33 away) and Brandon Williamson. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets matchup in New York.
CINCINNATI REDS VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +116
This game will be played at Citi Field at 1:40 ET on Sunday, September 17th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- Over their last five games on the road, Cincinnati has a straight-up record of 4-1.
- On the road, the Reds have picked up two straight victories.
- For the season, the Reds have gone 11-9 with Brandon Williamson on the mound as the starter.
CINCINNATI REDS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
Cincinnati head into today’s game seeking their 3rd straight win and are in 3rd place in the NL Central. On the road, Cincinnati is 42-33 and 36-39 at home. With an overall record of 78-72, the Reds have a series win percentage of 51% (21-20-6).
Starter Brandon Williamson has made 20 appearances for the Reds this season, with an overall record of 4-4. His ERA is 4.47 and he has a K/9 rate of 7.98, while his FIP stands at 4.57 and his OBP is .301.
Brandon Williamson was unable to secure a win in his last outing against the Tigers, surrendering five runs and seven hits. Despite this, the Reds were able to pull out a 6-5 victory.
Across their last ten games, the Reds’ offense is 10th in batting average, leading to an average of 4.5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 10th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .737 on 174 (16th).
Spencer Steer has been the Reds’ go-to guy for home runs in 2023, leading the team with 22 long balls. He’s also driven in 81 runs and boasts a slugging percentage of .454 for the season.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Mets take on the Reds with the hopes of snapping their two game losing streak. This recent skid has their record sitting at 68-80, putting them 4th in the NL East. When looking at their overall series numbers, they have gone 17-25-6. At home, they are 38-36 and 30-44.
José Quintana will take the mound for the Mets with an overall record of 2-5. Across 10 appearances, his ERA is 3.05 and his K/9 rate is 6.56. Additionally, Quintana’s FIP is 3.19 and opponents have a .305 OBP against him this season.
José Quintana pitched five innings in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, ultimately earning a no-decision. He allowed two runs on five hits during his outing.
So far this season, the Mets’ has gone deep 196 times, placing them 11th in the league. Over New York’s previous five games, they are 11th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.4 runs per game putting them 19th in the league. The Mets’ overall team batting average stands at .238 along with an OBP of .318.
Over the last five games, Brandon Nimmo has been a force at the plate for the Mets, leading the team in hits and batting .357. This season, he is hitting .265 with 60 RBIs.