Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 5-16-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 5/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 5/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Tampa Bay Rays will go against the New York Mets in MLB action in Citi Field, NY, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 7:10 PM ET.


After an 8-7 victory over the Yankees on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays avoided losing more than two consecutive matches for the first time.


The final out was an Aaron Judge long fly ball that was caught at the warning track, giving the team a fright but ultimately leading to the victory.


The offense for the Rays was outstanding. This season, they are 19-3 at home, but their bats were particularly impressive on the road, where they are 12-8.


The Rays are leading the major leagues in batting average (.289), home runs (41), and run production (6.3 runs per game) when playing away from Tropicana Field.


Wandy Franco led the club with a 2.5 WAR average, 7 HR, and 23 RBI. Yandy Diaz (.321, 10 HR, 24 RBI) and Randy Arozarena (.320 AVG, 10 HR, 35 RBI) are tied for the club lead in home runs and RBI respectively.


On Tuesday, the Rays are expected to pitch Yonny Chirnio (1-1, 2.22 ERA). Chirino only made one start so far this year, but each of his previous two outings saw him pitch at least five innings.


Starting pitching for the Rays is 20-5 with a 2.94 ERA, and relief pitchers are 10-6 with a 3.41 ERA.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 matches.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches against NY Mets.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets Predictions 5/16/2023


The New York Mets had great expectations going into the season, but it was disappointing thus far. The Mets, who are now third in the NL East, lost five of their past eight games going into Monday’s play.


The Mets are 7-8 at home, batting .234 as a team, with four runs scored per game, 15 home runs, and 13 perfect steals of bases.


This season, the Mets’ starting pitchers have a 5.28 ERA overall record of 13-16, while the bullpen performed better, going 6-4 with a 3.78 ERA.


Justin Verlander will take the field on Tuesday, and the Mets are hoping he can help them strengthen their starting rotation and perhaps even help them win the NL Pennant.


For the Houston Astros last season, Verlander went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA and earned the AL Cy Young. Verlander is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA through two starts this season after missing more than the first month of the campaign.


Verlander is 11-5 with a 3.19 ERA in 22 career appearances versus Tampa Bay, including the postseason, although he has not faced them since 2019.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the NY Mets’ last 6 matches.
  • The NY Mets are 6-14 SU in their last 20 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 11 of the NY Mets’ last 16 matches against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets. The MLB pick for this game is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays’ bullpen will be well-positioned to contain the Mets’ hitters thanks to the additional day of rest and their stronger offense.


The Rays were the most reliable club this season and hit the ball better on the road.


The Mets have appealed with Verlander on the mound, but they were inconsistent this season, so give Tampa Bay the late-game advantage and support them to at least remain within a run.


The Tampa Bay Rays will win to a predicted 6-4.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 5/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Citi Field, NY


Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023




MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays +145


MLB Totals: 8


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