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Houston Astros vs New York Mets 2/28/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

Houston Astros vs New York Mets 2/28/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 2:10 PM ET, the Houston Astros will face off against the New York Mets in MLB action at Clover Park Port St Lucie, FL. Many believe that Yordan Alvarez will have an outstanding season in 2023, even surpassing Shohei Ohtani, were he not also in the American League. Alvarez’s impressive .317/.434/.655 batting line and 39 home runs in 2022 are indications of his future playing development, and some sports writers believe he will hit .310/.460/.645 with 45 home runs in 2023.

The Astros have a history of success, earning 107 victories in 2019, a franchise high. With the loss of starting pitcher Justin Verlander, the team will face challenges, but they are capable of breaking their franchise record for victories this season, with some predicting they will earn 110 victories. With shortstop Jeremy Pea playing a full season and no signs of Jose Altuve slowing down, the Astros have a strong lineup. Yordan Alvarez is expected to receive the MVP award without a doubt, should he continue to perform at his current level.

  • The Astros are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
  • Houston is 45-36 in their previous road meetings against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 1 of the Astros’ previous 5 matches.

Houston Astros vs New York Mets 2/28/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

The New York Mets have set a new MLB record with their massive $355 million payroll, and the team still owes nearly $90 million in luxury tax fines. Despite the financial burden, the Mets are a team to keep an eye on this spring, as they aim to rebound from last season’s first-round playoff defeat after winning an impressive 101 games. First baseman Pete Alonso and relief pitcher Edwin Diaz have both expressed their top priority for the upcoming season is to win a championship. Manager Buck Showalter remains cautious about expectations, emphasizing that the team should focus on the process and take it one step at a time.

Alonso is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2024 season, while his friend and second baseman Jeff McNeil has already signed a contract extension that eliminated his first two years of free agency and final two years of arbitration. Last season, Alonso signed a $14.5 million contract, setting a record for a first baseman in his second season of being eligible for arbitration. If he continues his impressive production of 40 home runs and 100+ runs per year, Alonso is poised for a significant salary in free agency. Mets owner Steve Cohen is known for his willingness to spend big, so there is a good chance Alonso could remain in New York, either through an extension or free agency after 2024.

  • The New York  Mets are 3-2 in their last 5 meetings against the spread.
  • The Mets are 45-36 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of the NY Mets’ last 5 outings.

Houston Astros vs New York Mets. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. MLB Teams are fully engaged in spring training as they get ready for the regular season. Having defeated the Mets on opening day before losing to the Nationals, the Houston Astros are currently 1-1 at Spring Training. The Mets, on the other hand, went 2-1 since recovering from their opening-day defeat at the Ballpark of Palm Beaches, the Astros’ home stadium. The Astros would be attempting to forget their defeat to the Nationals. The Mets, who have a star-studded team prepared to make a deep playoff run, will try to maintain the momentum. The Houston Astros will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM (EDT)

Location: Clover Park Port St Lucie, FL

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023


MLB Odds: Houston Astros +100

MLB Totals: 7

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