Mets vs Tigers Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Wednesday, May 3

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The New York Mets (16-13) will visit the Detroit Tigers (10-17), Wednesday at 1:40 PM ET, in the opener of a three-game series. Neither the Mets nor the Tigers have named a starting pitcher yet.

Despite playing on the road, the Mets are still a decent moneyline favorite (-212) over the Tigers (+179). The over/under for this contest is set at 8.5.

Mets vs. Tigers Odds

Run Line

New York Mets (-1.5)


Mets (-212)


8.5 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

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When, Where, at What Time is Mets vs. Tigers

  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Mets Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tim Locastro 10-Day Injured List Back
Omar Narváez 10-Day Injured List Calf
Brooks Raley 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Justin Verlander 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Elieser Hernandez 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Edwin Uceta 15-Day Injured List Ankle
Carlos Carrasco 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Bryce Montes de Oca 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Edwin Díaz 60-Day Injured List Knee
José Quintana 60-Day Injured List Ribs
Sam Coonrod 60-Day Injured List Back
Stephen Ridings 60-Day Injured List Shoulder

Tigers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Kerry Carpenter 10-Day Injured List Shoulder
Trey Wingenter 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Beau Brieske 15-Day Injured List Arm
Matt Manning 60-Day Injured List Foot
Austin Meadows 60-Day Injured List Personal
Casey Mize 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Freddy Pacheco 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Tarik Skubal 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Last Time Out: Mets and Tigers

The Mets won their last contest versus the Braves by a 5-3 score Wednesday, with Drew Smith picking up the win pitching throwing 1 1/3 innings without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out two. Jeff McNeil went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

The Tigers were handed a 5-3 loss to the Orioles Wednesday. Jake Rogers (1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Spencer Turnbull got the loss on the mound after going four innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out three.

Betting Trends

Mets Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Mets have won 12 out of the 19 games, or 63.2%, in which they’ve been favored. New York has played as a favorite of -212 or more twice this season and won both games. The Mets have a 67.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Games involving New York have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 12 of 29 chances this season. The Mets are 15-14-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso 29 .248 (98) .320 (106) .558 (17) 8.8% (3) 24.8% (123) 8.8% (94)
Brandon Nimmo 29 .320 (10) .419 (8) .456 (66) 1.6% (141) 16.1% (38) 13.7% (30)
Jeff McNeil 29 .304 (24) .418 (10) .441 (74) 1.6% (141) 7.4% (3) 12.3% (45)
Francisco Lindor 29 .215 (158) .325 (101) .430 (82) 3.2% (81) 25.4% (126) 10.3% (71)
Starling Marte 27 .226 (142) .314 (114) .301 (171) 1.0% (152) 17.1% (45) 9.5% (88)

Tigers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Tigers have been underdogs in 26 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (34.6%) in those contests. This year, Detroit has won three of nine games when listed as at least +179 or worse on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 35.8% chance of pulling out a win. Detroit and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 27 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 27 games with a line this season, the Tigers have a mark of 14-13-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nick Maton 27 .171 (176) .284 (156) .366 (128) 4.3% (42) 27.7% (140) 13.8% (28)
Spencer Torkelson 26 .206 (164) .273 (165) .309 (166) 1.8% (133) 21.1% (88) 8.3% (106)
Javier Báez 25 .233 (129) .286 (154) .289 (172) 0.0% (168) 20.4% (77) 6.1% (143)
Matt Vierling 28 .284 (45) .341 (74) .395 (107) 1.1% (149) 27.3% (135) 6.8% (133)
Zach McKinstry 25 .271 (-) .317 (-) .458 (-) 3.2% (-) 25.4% (-) 6.3% (-)

Mets vs. Tigers Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Tigers to win (+179 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (8.5 runs).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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