The 2022 MLB season goes on Friday, May 13, with a full 15-game card, so we have prepared the best Mariners vs. Mets betting pick and odds, as Seattle and New York open a three-game interleague series at Citi Field.
The Mets are firm -200 home favorites for Friday’s clash, while the Mariners are +185 moneyline underdogs with a total of 7.0 runs on BetOnline Sportsbook. These two foes meet for the first time since 2017, and the Mets have won ten of their previous 15 contests against the M’s.
The Mariners dropped five straight series
The Seattle Mariners have struggled mightily over the last few weeks. They’ve won only three of their previous 15 games overall and lost five series in a row. Last Wednesday, the M’s suffered a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies to wrap up a seven-game homestand.
Seattle is one of the biggest disappointments of the young season. The 14-18 Mariners lay at the third spot in the AL West, a huge six and a half games behind the Astros and Angels. Seattle is scoring 3.91 runs per game (19th in the majors) on a mediocre .230/.313/.371 slash line (.234/.307/.373 league average). On the other side of the ball, the Mariners carry a 3.84 ERA (19th) and a 1.26 WHIP (21st).
Marco Gonzales will take the mound Friday at Citi Field, hoping to avoid his fourth consecutive defeat. The 30-year-old left-hander is 1-4 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 17/10 K/BB ratio in six starts and 25.1 frames of work in 2022. Last Saturday, Gonzales picked up a loss in an 8-2 defeat to Tampa Bay, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks through 5.1 innings.
The Mets continue to dominate the NL West
The New York Mets are coming off a 4-1 victory at the Washington Nationals on Thursday matinee. They clinched a three-game road series against the Nats, improving to 22-11 on the season. The Mets are comfortably topping the NL West, six and a half games above the reigning champs, the Atlanta Braves.
New York is tallying 4.47 runs per contest (tied-8th in the MLB) on a .256/.334/.381 slash line. The Mets have slugged only 26 home runs thus far (tied-19th), but they lead the majors in hits (276). On the pitching side of things, the Mets own a 3.36 ERA (6th) and a 1.09 WHIP (3rd).
Max Scherzer will toe the rubber Friday, looking to bounce back from his first loss of the season. Last Sunday, the 37-year-old righty yielded three earned runs on ten hits across six frames in a 3-2 defeat to the Phillies. Max is now 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 49/9 K/BB ratio in six starts and 37 frames of work in 2022.
- 3-12 in the last 15 games overall
- 1-7 in the last eight games on the road
- 6-3 in the last nine games overall
- 13-6 in the last 19 games at home
Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets Pick
After surrendering ten hits in his previous start, I’m expecting Max Scherzer to dominate the Mariners and help his team to grab a victory. The Mets are more dangerous when hitting against the righties, but Marco Gonzales hasn’t been at his best so far this season. The lefty is allowing too many hits and walks, so give me the hosts to win straight up.
Both bullpens have done a solid job in May. The Mets have recorded a 3.24 ERA and 3.18 FIP, while the Mariners have posted a 3.68 ERA and 3.86 FIP. Neither side has impressed at the plate, so I’m expecting the Mets’ pitching staff to make the difference.
Pick: Take New York Mets at -200
The line is a tricky one at exactly seven runs courtesy of Max Scherzer’s appearance on the mound. I lean the under and would be surprised if the Mariners score more than a couple of runs. Still, I don’t feel comfortable with seven-run chalk.
The total has gone under in four of the Mets’ last five contests. On the other side, the Mariners have scored more than a couple of runs only once in their previous five outings.
Pick: Go under 7.0 runs at -115