Astros vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

Astros vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

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Prepare for a thrilling MLB matchup between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros. In this analysis, we'll examine the pitching duel, hitting performances, and recent form of both teams to provide valuable insights for your betting considerations.

 

Pitching Matchup

The Mets will send their ace, Justin Verlander, to the mound. Verlander has had a solid season, posting a 2-3 record with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He has demonstrated his ability to keep hitters off balance, but the Astros will need to provide run support against a tough Mets lineup.

Opposing Verlander will be Framber Valdez, who has been outstanding for the Astros. Valdez has compiled a 6-5 record with an impressive 2.27 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. He has been a reliable force on the mound, limiting opponents' scoring opportunities.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Mets' offense has been led by Pete Alonso, who has blasted 22 home runs and driven in 49 runs this season. Despite his batting average hovering around .228, Alonso's power and run production make him a constant threat in the lineup. Brandon Nimmo has also been a bright spot, hitting .282 with a .374 on-base percentage.

On the other side, the Astros will miss the presence of Yordan Alvarez, who has been an offensive catalyst for them this season. His absence leaves a significant void in their lineup, requiring other players to step up and contribute offensively.

 

Recent Performances

The Mets enter the game with some momentum, having won three out of their last five games. They most recently dominated the Astros in an 11-1 victory, showcasing their offensive prowess and solid pitching.

Meanwhile, the Astros have struggled, losing four out of their last five games. They suffered a demoralizing 11-1 defeat against the Mets, further highlighting their difficulties in generating offense without Yordan Alvarez.

 

Injury Updates

The Mets will have to monitor Francisco Alvarez's status, as he is listed as day-to-day. Alvarez's availability would provide an additional boost to the Mets' lineup.

For the Astros, Yordan Alvarez remains on the 10-day injured list. His absence continues to impact the Astros' offensive production.

 

Prediction

Given the Astros' struggles without Yordan Alvarez and the Mets' recent success against them, the Mets are favored to win this matchup. The absence of Alvarez has created a void in the Astros' lineup, while the Mets' offensive firepower and strong pitching staff make them a formidable opponent.

While Framber Valdez presents a challenge on the mound for the Mets, the Astros' struggles without Alvarez tilt the scales in favor of the Mets. Expect a competitive game, but ultimately look for the Mets to come out on top and continue their positive momentum.

 

Pick: Mets ML +115

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