Reds vs. Mets Prediction and Odds for Monday, August 8 (Value on UNDER With Reds' Offense Struggling)

New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt.
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt. / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off a 4-1 series win over the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets get a much easier matchup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, Aug. 8. 

Chris Bassitt (8-7, 3.61 ERA) gets the ball for the Mets against Justin Dunn, who is making his season debut for the Reds. Dunn is a former first-round pick by the Mets, but he was dealt to Seattle and then to Cincinnati over the past few seasons. 

Let’s jump into the odds from WynnBET for this game

Reds vs. Mets Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Reds: +1.5 (+125)
  • Mets -1.5 (-150)


  • Reds: +260
  • Mets: -300


  • 9 (Over -110/Under -110)

Reds vs. Mets Prediction and Pick

Dunn hasn’t been great in Triple-A this season, going 0-3 with a 6.92 ERA, but he did show some promise during his time in Seattle.

Bassitt threw a gem against the Washington Nationals his last time out, and he has a 2.52 ERA over his last eight outings. 

The Mets are looking like a legit World Series contender after their performance against the defending champion Braves, and I think they can hold down a Reds team that was depleted at the trade deadline.

Cincy has combined for less than nine runs in six of its last seven games, and losing Brandon Drury has been a big blow to the team’s lineup. The Mets have played some high-scoring games against the Nationals and Braves recently, but I can’t trust this Cincy's offense against Bassitt when he’s pitching this well. 

Hopefully Dunn can hold the Mets down enough to let us cash this UNDER bet on Monday. 

Lean: UNDER 9 (-110)

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.