A potential NLCS preview continues Tuesday night when the San Diego Padres (6-5, 3-2 away) visit the New York Mets (6-5, 3-1). Both teams are off to slow-ish starts this season, but they are two of the better team in the National League, and maybe MLB, so it should not be long until they both get it going. Below is my MLB pick the Padres vs Mets.

San Diego Padres vs New York Mets Betting Pick

The Pick: New York Mets -145 at BetOnline.ag

This game will be played at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Why Bet the New York Mets:

✅ The Mets love the friendly confines of Citi Field as they have won 12 of their last 14 games at their home ball park.

✅ Against the NL West, New York has won eight of their last 12 meetings with the tough division.

✅ San Diego does not play well as an underdog, winning just two of their last six games against the betting favorite.

San Diego Padres in an Early Season Gauntlet

The Padres will not be thanking the schedule makers as they are in the middle of a brutal early season schedule that has seen them visit the Atlanta Braves and, now, the New York Mets. These are two of the best teams in the National League and San Diego will be happy to get them out of the way early on.

Ryan Weathers takes the mound for the second time this season as he looks to continue the momentum from his first start that saw him give up two earned runs in five innings pitched.

Xander Bogaerts is liking his new team as he leads the Padres with a .325 batting average and three home runs. Nelson Cruz is aging like a fine wine and has knocked in a team leading nine RBIs.

The New York Mets Love Home Cooking

New York opening up with two series on the road and struggled, but since coming home they have won three of their last four games played and are turning things around. The Mets opened up their series against the Padres with an impressive 5-0-win Monday night.

David Peterson is set to make his third start of the season and is looking to improve on his 6.00 ERA in his early season struggles.

Pete Alonso is a professional masher and he leads the Mets with five home run and 11 RBIs. Starling Marte is hitting a team high .303 batting average.