Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets - 8/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets (69-39) vs Cincinnati Reds (43-63)

Game Info: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Chris Bassitt (8-7) (3.54) vs Justin Dunn (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -312 / Cincinnati Reds +215 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Citi Field in New York.

The Reds come into this game with a 44-63 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. On Sunday the Reds pitching was strong giving up only two runs and that was enough for the two-run victory. The Reds overall have struggled with their pitching giving up 5.16 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Shortstop Kyle Farmer has had a big season for the Reds hitting six home runs and driving in 51 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mets who sit with a 70-39 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In each of the last three games the Mets offense has been strong. Overall this season the Mets are averaging 4.79 runs per game which is 4th best in the league. The pitching also been strong all season and is ranked 4th in the league. The Mets are led at the plate by Pete Alonso who has hit 29 home runs and driven in 95 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Reds will be Justin Dunn and he will be making his first appearance in an MLB game in over a year. Dunn was brought in from the Seattle Mariners at the trade deadline. 

On the mound for the Mets will be Chris Bassitt who sits with a 8-7 record and an ERA of 3.61. In Bassitt’s last start against the Washington Nationals, he went seven innings giving up six hits and zero runs. 

The Mets are 6-1 in their last seven home games. The over is 4-0 in the Mets last four home games. The under is 4-0 in the Reds last four games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. 

Bassitt is coming off a strong start, and the Reds bats are going to struggle here. The Mets offense is one of the best in baseball, and that it isn’t going to be a lot of fun Dunn who hasn’t pitched in the MLB this season. Look for the Mets bats to be good here, and they will win on the run line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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