Free MLB Picks Today: Houston Astros vs New York Mets 6/21/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Houston Astros vs New York Mets 6/21/23
Wed 21st June 2023

The New York Mets (34-39) is on the road to face the Houston Astros (40-34) at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday with the three-game Interleague series tied at 1-1.

The Astros evened up the series 1-1 after winning 4-2 on Tuesday. Framber Valdez went eight innings, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out nine, to get the win, and Ryan Pressly earned his 13th save with a scoreless ninth.

Corey Julks went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs in the win. Francisco Alvarez was 1 for 3 with a double and one run for the Mets.


Tylor Megill (6-4, 5.14 ERA) is in line to get the start for New York. The right-hander allowed one run over six innings in his last start, a 6-1 home win over the Cardinals on Friday. He got the win, giving up four hits while striking out seven.

Right-hander Cristian Javier (7-1, 2.90 ERA) will take the mound for Houston. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Mets. In his last start on Thursday, Javier took a no-decision at home against the Nationals. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up five hits, striking out two, in the 4-1 loss.


Over the last five games, New York has averaged 5.8 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.5, partial thanks to increased slugging (.436 vs .397).

Against right-handed pitchers like Javier this season, the Mets have a .717 OPS. Pete Alonso is the team’s strongest hitter against right-handers with a .859 OPS in 167 at-bats.

Houston is averaging only 3.2 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.4 for the season, with their slash line falling across the board (.237/.303/.391).

The ‘Stros have a .699 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .970 OPS over 131 at-bats, Yordan Alvarez has been their best hitter against right-handers.


New York is 17-24 on the road in 2023, scoring 4.8 runs per game while allowing 5.0 runs. Houston has gone 21-19 at their home park this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.1. Houston is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings at Minute Maid Park with an average scoreline of 6.0-4.0.


The Mets are fourth in the NL East, 13 games behind the division-leading Braves. The Astros are third in the AL West, five games behind the Rangers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Houston Astros (-155)

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