New York Mets vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks

May 18, 2012


The New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rogers Centre in an interleague contest.
The Mets will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jonathon Niese in this game. Niese has a 2-1 record and a 3.40 ERA this season.
Niese’s opponent in this one will be Ricky Romero. The Blue Jays lefthander has a 3.88 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for New York, they were a 9-4 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +112 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Toronto won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Yankees on May 17. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Toronto has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 21-17 SU
Toronto: 21-18 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets’s last 10 games
NY Mets are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto’s last 16 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to NY Mets, Saturday, May 19

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