The New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our September 23rd baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Monday.
Free MLB Picks: New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, September 23rd, 7:10 ET
Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
Mets vs. Reds Live TV: Local TV
New York Mets (Aaron Harang) +225
Cincinnati Reds (Johnny Cueto) -240
The Mets have a chance to play the spoiler role in this one to the Reds, and we think that they might have a real shot at doing it in this one. If there is a man that knows these Cincinnati hitters better than any other man in the game that the team will face, it is probably RHP Aaron Harang, who pitched for the Reds for years. The righty has had a tough year, but he hasn’t pitched all that badly in the two games that he has had since coming over to the Big Apple after being released by the Mariners at the end of August. However, this is as much a bet against the Reds as much as it is a bet on the Mets. Cincinnati knows that these games this week against New York aren’t the important ones. It’s those three games against the Pirates coming up at the end of the weekend to end the regular season that are truly of importance. Winning these games is good, but it’s not as good as winning the games at home this weekend. RHP Johnny Cueto is just 5-2 on the season, and he only just made his first start last week since June 28th. The time is here to take a stab on a team that has nothing to lose at this point. New York is a respectable 6-2 in its last eight games, and it has a shot to claim a big victory to help sway the Wild Card chase in this one.
Mets @ Reds Pick: New York Mets +225
Mets @ Reds Score Prediction: Mets 4 – Reds 3