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MLB Betting Prediction: New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers 6/17/2024

New York Mets (31-37) vs. Texas Rangers (33-36)

As the New York Mets prepare to face off against the Texas Rangers on Monday, June 17th at Globe Life Field, fans and bettors are anticipating what promises to be an entertaining matchup. Both teams have struggled this season to break out from sub-.500 standings; therefore this game could prove crucial. Set for 8:05 PM ET it will also serve as an opportunity for betting enthusiasts browsing top live betting websites to capitalize on real-time odds.

The Mets (31-37) have struggled to establish consistency in their gameplay this season, yet still managed to win 4 of 5 games over their losing record recently. Their road performance has been much stronger with 16-13 against the spread record away games; their average batting average stands at.240 with respectable on-base percentage (.312) and slugging percentage figures (387); pitchers have collectively managed 4.16 ERAs and 1.32 WHIP figures that indicate room for growth and improvement.

On the Texas Rangers side of things is an almost identical season record of 33-36. Like their Met counterparts, however, the Rangers have shown glimpses of potential with an impressive record in recent games (3-2 wins/losses in five and 4-1 against the spread in that span) while boasting an ERA better than 3.92 than what Met pitchers managed (.239 hits per game and an on-base percentage of.309 among other marks of note). They remain competitive throughout most contests though.


New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers Game Info

When: Monday, June 17, 2024, at 8:05 PM ET
Where: Globe Life Field
Stream: MLB.TV


David Peterson (NYM, 2-0, 4.32 ERA) vs. Jon Gray (TEX, 2-2, 2.17 ERA)

David Peterson boasts an undefeated record and 4.32 ERA through two starts this season, showing promise despite limited innings pitched. His performance features 20 hits and 6 strikeouts over 16.2 innings pitched with an overall WHIP rating of 1.5 that indicates some difficulty controlling baserunners. Although Peterson may appear vulnerable at times due to timely support from Mets’ offense and bullpen players, Peterson will need to increase his strikeout-to-walk ratio while simultaneously restricting hits against Rangers’ lineup to remain under control early in each game and set the pace and maintain control early before losing control in any given contest.

Jon Gray has excelled as one of the Rangers’ starting pitchers this season, amassing an outstanding 2-2 record and 2.17 earned run average over his 62 innings pitched this year. His control can be measured through his low WHIP of 1.2 and exceptional strikeout total of 63; these metrics attest to Gray’s skill at handling opposing batters without permitting home runs; his low homer count (3 allowed). Statistics like these demonstrate his strength at keeping pitches inside the park during high-pressure at-bats, an invaluable ability against teams like New York. If he remains healthy and keeps this performance going against them, Texas could gain an edge against them, which makes him invaluable to Texas’ cause.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Betting odds and moneylines remain uncertain at this stage; however, considering both teams have performed similarly thus far, one may anticipate they remain comparable. As game day draws near, bettors should closely follow recent performances which may alter these factors significantly and affect them accordingly.


New York Mets Betting Trends

The Mets have recently shown impressive defensive prowess, especially their ability to cover road spreads with ease. Unfortunately, however, their overall season consistency remains disappointing and betting trends indicate slight advantages when traveling; making them an appealing underdog bet despite potential risk involved.


Texas Rangers Betting Trends

The Rangers have had more recent success at covering the spread, particularly against division rivals. While their performance could still show some susceptibility against better opponents than themselves, their superior ERA and pitching staff might give them an edge during this matchup.


New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers 6/17/2024 Betting Picks

By all indications and recent performances, this matchup should be an exciting battle between two equally balanced teams – each boasting its own strengths; although, statistical analysis and recent performances point toward an advantage for the Rangers when it comes to pitching which could prove decisive in this encounter.

Consider placing underdog MLB Daily Picks bets when totals are set high; given Assad’s expected strong pitching performance and Peterson’s abilities to control games effectively. Furthermore, Rangers might hold an edge due to their superior pitching advantage.


Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers 4, New York Mets 3.

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