The series opener between the New York Mets (1-5) and the Cincinnati Reds (4-2) is scheduled for Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park.

The Mets (+106 underdogs on the money line to win) visit the Reds (-126). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Cincinnati Reds betting on Nick Martinez and Luis Severino (0-1) answering the bell for the New York Mets.

The Reds defeated the Phillies 4-1 in their last game on Saturday. Frankie Montas was named the winning pitcher after pitching 5 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts, while Jake Fraley went 1-for-3 with a double to give the team the lead offensively.

The Mets earned a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. Pete Alonso (1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI) led the way offensively, while Reed Garrett got the win on the mound after going three innings without giving up an earned run on two hits, striking out four.

Here's everything you need to prepare for Saturday's Reds vs. Mets contest, including viewing options.

Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM sports betting. Odds updated at 9:17 p.m. ET on Friday. For a complete list of sports betting odds, visit the USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favourite: Reds (-126, bet $126 to win $100)
  • Outsider: Mets (+106, bet $100 to win $106)
  • About under: 9

Reds vs. Mets: Live streaming information and game time

  • Gameday: Saturday April 6, 2024
  • Playing time: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Stadion: Great American ball park
  • TV channel: Bally Sports
  • Live broadcast: Fubo (Watch Free)

Reds stats and trends

Reds betting records

  • This season the Reds have won two of the three games in which they were favorites.
  • Cincinnati has played three games this season with a margin of -126 or greater and is 2-1 in those contests.
  • The sportsbook's moneyline implies a 55.8% chance of victory for the Reds.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have reached the over in five of their six games combined this season.
  • The Reds are 3-3-0 against the table this season.

Nick Martínez (Reds likely starter)

  • Martinez (0-0) gets the starting nod for the Reds, his second of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Washington Nationals, when the right-hander pitched five innings, giving up three earned runs and giving up six hits.
  • In one appearance this season, he posted a 5.40 ERA and an average of 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters batted .300 against him.
  • He will start with a Mets roster that is hitting .173 as a unit (30th in the MLB). It also posted a .269 overall average (30th in MLB) with five total home runs (24th in MLB).

Reds batting stats

  • The Reds' seven home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.
  • Cincinnati hitters have a combined .474 batting average this season, ranking fourth in the MLB.
  • The Reds have a .265 batting average this season, which ranks 10th among MLB teams.
  • Cincinnati ranks 12th in the majors with 34 total runs scored this season.
  • The Reds have a .316 on-base percentage this season, which ranks 15th in the league.
  • Cincinnati ranks 18th with an average of 11.2 strikeouts per game.

Mets stats and trends

Mets Betting Records

  • The Mets have yet to play a game this season in which they are considered underdogs.
  • New York has yet to play a game with moneyline odds longer than +106 this season.
  • The Mets have an implied win probability of 48.5% based on the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • New York's games went over the total on two of its six occasions.
  • The Mets have lost each of their six games this season.

Luis Severino (Mets likely starter)

  • The Mets sent Severino (0-1) out for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs and giving up 11 hits.
  • He has a 5.40 ERA and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .407 against him in his only game this season.
  • The opposing Reds' offense has a collective batting average of .265 and is 17th in the league with 56 total hits and 12th in MLB action with 34 runs scored. They have the fourth-ranked slugging percentage (.474) and are 17th in all of MLB with seven home runs.

Mets hitting stats

  • The Mets rank 24th in MLB action with five home runs. They average 0.8 per game.
  • So far this season, New York is hitting .269, the lowest percentage in the majors.
  • The Mets rank last in the MLB with a .173 batting average.
  • New York scores the second fewest runs in baseball (13 total, 2.2 per game).
  • The Mets rank 28th in the majors with an on-base percentage of .269.

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