New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Mets will play the last game of their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL, on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 1:10 PM (EDT). Following a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of the series on Friday, the New York Mets are now 18-14. New York is still a half-game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East, maintaining their first place position. The loss ended New York’s seven-game winning streak. At 2.90, the Mets have the best team ERA in MLB.

Pete Alonso leads the New York regulars in batting average (.250), while the first baseman leads the team in home runs (five), RBIs (17), and hits (28). With an on-base percentage of .362, right fielder Michael Conforto leads the Mets. Marcus Stroman will take the mound for the New York Mets on Sunday. The right-hander is 3-3 with a 2.01 ERA, 34 strikeouts, and 9 walks.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the NY Mets’ last 6 matches.

  • The NY Mets are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches against Tampa Bay.

  • The NY Mets are 3-8 SU in their last 11 matches in the American League.

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New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/16/2021

After winning the first game of the series against New York on Friday, Tampa Bay is now 21-19. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Brett Phillips hit an RBI single to give Tampa Bay the walk-off win. Tampa Bay sits at fourth place, three games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox in the American League East. The Rays won two of its past three games but dropped four of its last six.

Tampa Bay is led by Joey Wendle who is hitting .267. Mike Zunino, the catcher, leads the team with 8 home runs, while designated hitter Austin Meadows leads the team with 21 RBIs, and left fielder Randy Arozarena leads the team with 34 hits. Yandy Diaz, the first baseman, leads the league in on-base percentage (.395). Ryan Yarbrough will start at the mound for Tampa Bay on Sunday. The left-hander is 2-3 with a 4.20 ERA, 33 strikeouts, and eight walks.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s previous 6 matches.

  • The total went OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 matches against the NY Mets.

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches this season.

New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Mets. Although the UNDER is a good bet, the play here is the Mets. The Mets won five of the last seven games played in Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Park. On the mound for the Mets will be right-hander Marcus Stroman who will restrict the Tampa Bay batters. Stroman, who has a 2.01 ERA, is coming off a win over Baltimore in which he only allowed one run on four hits in 6 and 1/3 innings. The New York Mets will win to a predicted score of 5-2.

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New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM (EDT)

Location: Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

TV: WPIX

MLB Odds: New York Mets -130

MLB Totals: 8.5

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