New York Mets
Bang the Book continues our look at some of the premier MLB betting affairs on the slate on Wednesday night, as the Detroit Tigers and New York Mets square off in a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN. This is the second game of this three game set at Citi Field, and if this one is anything like last night's 14-6 win for the hosts, a ton of fireworks can be expected.
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RHP Jeremy Bonderman is back in the rotation again and is making manager Jim Leyland happy for his decision. Bonderman has produced back to back winning starts for the Tigers, albeit against the Pirates and Nationals. He only conceded two earned runs in each of those starts, allowing just 11 hits and one walk to show for it against 13 Ks. In 13 appearances this year, Bonderman is 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA. He has had some problems with the home run ball lately, allowing five dingers in his L/4 starts after conceding just two home runs in his first eight. The righty has only made two career appearances against the Mets, one of which was a certified disaster. Bonderman is 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in just 11.0 innings of work against New York. His ERA is also an awful 6.03 this year away from Comerica Park.
RHP RA Dickey hasn't exactly been throwing the nastiest stuff in the planet in his brief time with the Mets this year, but he has arguably been the MVP on the team. The knuckler has thrown between six and seven innings in all six of his starts this year, and since New York suffered a 5-3 loss in Washington to start his season on May 19th, Dickey has picked up wins in all five of his outings. All told, his 5-0 record and 2.82 ERA may actually have him in consideration for the All Star team when it is said and done. Opposing batters are hitting a lofty .280 against him, but all things considered, a 1.41 WHIP isn't so bad. From his days pitching in the American League, Dickey has built up 12 career appearances against the Tigers, going 2-2 with a save and a 4.69 ERA.
Dickey has the hot hand right now and cannot be ignored. In fact, the Mets as a whole have just been lethal at Citi Field, raising their record to 25-10 there on the season last night. There's no reason not to back them again, particularly at these short odds against a pitcher that struggled as much on the road as Bonderman has.
Selection: New York Mets -115 at Sportsbook.com
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