New York Yankees (40-18) vs New York Mets (27-32)Date : 06/09/2018
Time : 7:15 pm EST
Location : CitiField, New York, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Yankees vs New York Mets
Game 2 of a 3-game Subway series between the red-hot Yankees and the ice-cold Mets will take place on Saturday night at 7:15 pm EST at CitiField in New York, New York. The Yankees are currently 2nd place within the tough AL East division and have won 22 of their last 30 games while the Mets have had a rough go of it lately in losing 11 of their last 13 and 6-straight while also falling to the 4th spot within the NL East division. This will be the 1st meeting of the year amongst these two squads, however, in consecutive home and home matchups in 2017, the Yankees swept the series by sweeping the 2-game set at Yankee Stadium on 8-14-2018 as well as at CitiField on 8-16-2017.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees have won 4 of their last 5 matchups to where the O/U was 2-3. Recently, the Yankees would remain hot in winning games 2 and games 3 of a 4-game road set against the struggling Baltimore Orioles with games 1 and 4 being postponed due to weather conditions. The Yankees would tie the Detroit Tigers in their following series on 6-4-2018 while whipping the Toronto Blue Jays on 6-5-2018 in the opener of a 2-game road set by a score of 7-2. The Yankees would sweep the series in game 2 by a score of 3-0 in 13 innings.
For the season, the Yankees average 5.59 runs per game (1st) with a team batting average of .255 (8th), 98 home runs (1st), along with 30 stolen bases (16th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.64 (11th) with 594 strikeouts (5th), along with 30 quality starts on the season (6th).
Aaron Judge (.274 BA on 219 AB), Didi Gregorius (.242 BA on 211 AB), and Brett Gardner (.262 BA on 206 AB) have been outstanding for the Yankees this year at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton (.251 BA on 227 AB) and Miguel Andujar (.306 BA on 193 AB) have also been solid at the plate thus far.
On the other hand, Luis Severino (9-1) has pitched 86 innings while allowing 22 runs on 59 hits, 4 homers, 21 walks, and 102 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.20 while Masahiro Tanaka(7-2) is also an important piece to the Yankee pitching staff as he has pitched 67.2 innings while allowing 38 runs on 59 hits, 15 homers, 18 walks, and 69 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.79.
New York Mets 's Latest Performance :
The New York Mets have lost their last 5 games to where the O/U was 2-3. Recently, the Mets would tie a 4-game road set versus the Atlanta Braves on 5-30-2018. This momentum was not carried into their next series as they were swept in a 4-game home set versus the Chicago Cubs with the finale being on 6-3-2018. The Mets would also go on to not only lose to the lowly Orioles on 6-5-2018 by a slim 2-1 score, but, they would also drop game 2 by a 1-0 final.
For the season, the Mets are averaging 3.92 (28th) with a team batting average of .233 (24th), 59 homers (25th), along with 25 stolen bases (21st). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.12 (16th) with 557 strikeouts (7th) along with 24 quality starts on the season (19th).
Asdrubal Cabrera (.286 BA on 237 AB), and Jay Bruce (.224 BA on 192 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Mets this season. Amed Rosario (.251 BA on 191 AB) has also been a critical component to the Mets’ scoring attack.
Jacob deGrom (4-0, 72.1 IP, 13 R, 54 H, 3 HR, 21 BB, 98 SO, 1.49 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 64.2 IP, 25 R, 63 H, 5 HR, 13 BB, 76 SO, 3.06 ERA) are the bright spots for their talented pitching staff.
How New York Yankees & New York Mets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Yankees are 34-24 ATS while the O/U is 32-24-2. On the other hand, the Mets are 27-32 ATS while the O/U is 26-32-1.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will again be another matchup of teams that are trending in very different directions at this point in the season. On one hand, the Mets have dropped 11 of their last 13 games including 7-straight at CitiField. Their offense has struggled during this time averaging only 1.4 runs in their last 5 outings. On the other hand, the pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game during this time. In all, they have struggled and a date with a dangerous Yankees team may not be what the doctor would order for the Mets. The Yankees enter this matchup on Saturday averaging a tad over 6 runs per game in their last 5 wins. For a Mets offense that has struggled mightily recently, it could get even worse in that the Yankees pitching staff has only allowed 3.2 runs in their last 5 games. In all, it will be interesting to see if the Mets can somehow put up some resistance against a team that has dominated them in the past.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
The Yankees are simply playing to continue making noise. They are right on the heels of the Boston Red Sox within the AL East division and seek to use this series as an opportunity to get some easy wins from a squad that struggled in every way possible this season. The pitchers for this matchup has not been announced, however, I have all the confidence in the world that the Yanks will come out focused and ready to go in what will be yet another interesting Subway series.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Betting Trends for NY Yankees
- The Yankees are 6-3 in last 9 road games
- The Yankees are 10-5 in last 15 games
- The Over is 7-3 in Yankees last 10 road games
Betting trends for New York Mets :
- Betting Trends for NY Mets
- The Mets are 0-6 in last 6 home games
- The Mets are 3-11 in last 14 games
- The Under is 6-2 in Mets last 8 home games