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MLB Betting Preview: New York Mets vs Seattle Mariners

September 2, 2023

The Seattle Mariners (76-58) and New York Mets (62-73) will battle it out in game two of their three-game series soon in New York. Can the Mets win a second consecutive in this series?

  • Date: Game 2 on September 2, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET

  • Location: Citi Field in Queens, New York

Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

The Mariners have slid into the fifth spot for the best team in the league, where they were previously seventh. They have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games and are clicking at the right time of the year. Luis Castillo (11-7) takes the mound in game two with an ERA of 3.01.

They are putting up a batting average of .244, while allowing .236 from their opponents. This has actually improved over the course of the season and they should continue to make things better.

Their OBP is competitive at .325, which is slightly higher than the Mets. Their ERA shines in comparison to the Mets at 3.63, which might be the difference in the game as they rotate through pitchers.

The Mariners have a slight hold over the AL West, with the help of the Houston Astros since they share the lead. They have an opportunity to continue being the face of the division with another win here.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The Mets are the 22nd best team in the league and have an opportunity to move higher with wins here. They have gone 4-6 in their last 10 starts, so they do not have great momentum for this one. David Peterson (3-7) will make the start on the mound with an ERA of 5.23.

They have a competitive batting average of .237 against the Mariners, but they allow their opponents to put up .249. This ratio will likely get them into trouble and lose close games (like they did in game one).

They are about the same on base, as they average .317. Their ERA is concerning at 4.42, but they have hit the same number of home runs (174), indicating that they could potentially make up the difference on a bad day behind the mound.

The Mets are fourth in the NL East by 27.5 games behind the leading Atlanta Braves. They do not have a chance for postseason action, but could cause some issues for the Mariners trying to stay ahead in their division.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal that the Seattle Mariners have a slight chance to repeat their success in game two. According to market analysis, the Rangers have a 67.3 percent chance to win on the road.

  • New York Mets: +105

  • Seattle Mariners: -125

The Mariners are 37-29 on the road, whereas the Mets are 34-32 at home. Look for the Mariners to come away with another close game.

Final Pick: Take the Seattle Mariners to Win at -125