Astros vs Mets Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/21

Astros vs Mets Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/21

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Mets vs Astros: Preview and Prediction

Today, we take a close look at the MLB matchup between the New York Mets and Houston Astros taking place at Minute Maid Park on June 21, 2023. We will analyze both teams offense, defense and injuries to provide a final prediction.

 

Houston Astros: A Strong Hold at Home

Pitching Analysis

For the Astros, Cristian Javier will be taking the mound. His impressive record stands at 7-1 with a strong 2.90 ERA, and a 1.04 WHIP over 80.2 innings. His consistency in preventing runs and maintaining control bodes well for the Astros.

Hitting Analysis

Despite Yordan Alvarez being on the 10-day injured list, the Astros have a solid batting lineup. Mauricio Dubon has been a standout performer, leading the team with a .289 batting average. The team's combined AVG of .245 is also bolstered by Alvarez's 17 HR and 55 RBIs.

 

New York Mets: Struggling on the Road

Pitching Analysis

Tylor Megill will be the starting pitcher for the Mets. His record is 6-4, with a 4.83 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 69.0 innings. Compared to Javier, Megill's higher ERA signifies a tendency to allow more runs.

Hitting Analysis

The Mets are led by Pete Alonso, who has hammered 22 home runs and boasts 49 RBIs. Brandon Nimmo has also been consistent, leading the team with a .278 batting average. However, the Mets have struggled on the road, with a 17-24 away record.

 

Prediction

The Astros appear to be in a stronger position in this matchup, especially considering their home advantage at Minute Maid Park. Cristian Javier's phenomenal pitching stats give the Astros a significant edge over the Mets, whose starting pitcher, Tylor Megill, has been less consistent in comparison.

Additionally, the Astros' batting lineup has proven to be more dynamic and productive than the Mets. Although Yordan Alvarez is on the injured list, the rest of the team should be able to produce enough offense to secure a win.

Considering all the factors, including the Astros' stronger pitching performance and home advantage, our prediction is a victory for the Houston Astros in this matchup.

 

Pick: Astros ML -160

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