The Blue Jays took the first two of three from the Mets over the weekend at Citi Field and will look to make it a sweep on Sunday afternoon.
The first two games were low scoring affairs with the Blue Jays winning by a combined score 5-1. Can we get another pitcher's duel on Sunday with the Blue Jays hoping to get a strong outing from lefty Yusei Kikuchi and the Mets countering with emerging rookie Kodai Senga?
Here are the odds for Sunday's series finale:
Blue Jays vs. Mets odds, run line and total
Blue Jays vs. Mets prediction and pick
Kikuchi hasn't been what the Blue Jays had hoped for when he was acquired by the club two years ago, but this could be a good spot to get a quality start with the winds set to be blowing in at nearly 15 miles per hour. The Mets don't hit lefties particularly well, a meager .246 average which is 20th in baseball, but the team is in the top 10 in home runs against southpaws, which is Kikuchi's biggest concern.
The 31-year-old left hander has been crushed by the long ball this season, allowing more than two home runs per nine innings this season, but with the weather playing a role, I believe that we can see a better than expected outing on Sunday.
Meanwhile, there is starting to be substance to the Senga hype in Flushing, New York. He is off his best start with the Mets, a one hit seven inning shutout performance against the Phillies, lowering his ERA to 3.44. Senga is striking out more than 11 batters per nine innings and should continue his run of good form now, now fully acclimated to the big leagues.
Both teams are reliant on power in the middle of the lineup, but I believe this is shaping up for a third consecutive under game on Sunday.
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