Sunday afternoon has a couple of games schedule in Major League Baseball that are going to be brutal to watch. Despite this, we are going to bet on one of them because you always need a little flavor in your life. The Mets and Padres will meet for the rubber match of their three-game set in San Diego today. San Diego won game two 6-0 on Saturday night and will look to take the series on Sunday when Odrisamer Despaigne takes the mound. We like the Padres in this contest.

Padres excited with what they’ve seen from Despaigne

Odrisamer Despaigne has been nothing short of brilliant in his first four Major League starts for the Padres. He has provided San Diego with something to be excited about this season. He is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.35 this season. He has allowed more than one run in just one start. Opponents are hitting just .202 against him and he has allowed just one home run this year. 

Mets running out of time in the NL East

New York enters play Sunday seven games out of first in the National League East standings despite going 8-2 in their last 10 games played. Zach Wheeler will take the mound for the Mets. He has pitched well this season, with an ERA under four, but his record does not prove it. He is just 5-8 on the season. The last time he faced the Padres, Wheeler allowed four runs in just five innings pitched. Since that start on June 14, Wheeler has an ERA of 2.67.

On Sunday afternoon, the Mets and Padres will finish their three-game series at Petco Park. We are going to bet 10 percent of our bankroll on the Padres at as they take the series from the Mets. Our bet will be on the UNDER 6.5 total runs scored at -105 as two talented pitchers take the mound today.

Mets vs Padres 7-20-14