NY Mets (28-34) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (36-29)Date : 06/14/2018
Time : 9:40 pm EST
Location : Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Game 1 of a 4-game set between the NY Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks will take place on Thursday night at 9:40 pm EST at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mets occupy the 4th place within the NL East while the D’backs have begun to play much better thus re-taking the top spot in the NL West from the Colorado Rockies recently. This will be the 2nd meeting of the year amongst these two squads as the D’backs swept a 3-game set at CitiField on 5-20-2018.
NY Mets's Latest Performance :
The New York Mets have lost 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 0-5. Recently, the Mets 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 6-6-2018 by a slim 1-0 score in the finale, but, they would also face a Yankees team in a 3-game home series to where they would lose to despite picking up the 2-0 win in the finale.
For the season, the Mets are averaging 3.82 (27th) with a team batting average of .230 (26th), 63 homers (25th), along with 27 stolen bases (19th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.03 (16th) with 585 strikeouts (7th) along with 27 quality starts on the season (17th).
Asdrubal Cabrera (.283 BA on 237 AB), and Jay Bruce (.219 BA on 201 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Mets this season. Amed Rosario (.244 BA on 201 AB) has also been a critical component to the Mets’ scoring attack.
Jacob deGrom (4-1, 80.1 IP, 16 R, 58 H, 4 HR, 23 BB, 106 SO, 1.57 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.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 4 of their last 5 game to where the O/U was 4-1. Recently, the D’backs would drop a 3-game series versus the San Francisco Giants due to a 5-4 road loss on 6-6-2018. They would recover on the road against the Colorado Rockies by sweeping a 3-game on 6-10-2018. They would also win an exciting matchup in game 1 of a 3-game home set versus the reeling Pittsubbrugh Pirates on 6-11-2018 by a score of 9-5 on a series of mishaps by the Pirates who held a 5-0 lead at one point in the game.
For the season, the D’backs average 4.28 runs per game (17th) with a team batting average of .224 (30th), 74 homers (16th) along with 40 stolen bases (7th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.43 (4th) with 565 strikeouts (12th) along with 29 quality starts for the season (10th).
David Peralta (.275 BA on 229 AB) and A.J. Pollock (.293 BA on 150 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Diamondbacks thus far. Paul Goldschmidt (.253 BA on 237 AB) and Nick Ahmed (.223 BA on 206 AB) have also been solid offensively for Arizona this season.
Patrick Corbin (6-2, 87 IP, 31 R, 61 H, 10 HR, 25 BB, 110 SO, 3.10 ERA) and Zack Greinke (5-4, 79 IP, 32 R, 74 H, 13 HR, 13 BB, 83 SO, 3.53 ERA) have pitched the most innings for the D’backs this season while Zack Godley (6-5, 70.2 IP, 44 R, 74 H, 10 HR, 35 BB, 70 SO, 4.97 ERA) has also been solid on the mound thus far.
How NY Mets & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Mets are 29-33 ATS while the O/U is 26-35-1. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks are 35-30 ATS while the O/U is 31-32-2.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Jacob DeGrom (4-1) will once again toe the rubber for the Mets in hopes of continuing to provide a spark to a team that has lost consistently recently. While he has been one of the shining stars on the mound, he did not pitch accordingly in his last outing to where he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in 8 innings in a 4-1 home loss to the NY Yankees on 6-8-2018. Nonetheless, prior to this start, DeGrom had only been credited with an amazing 3 runs on 37 hits in his last 8 starts. Chris Owings and Alex Avila are each 1-3 against DeGrom while Jarrod Dyson and Paul Goldsmidt is 1-2 against the right-hander. On the other hand, Nick Ahmed, Daniel Descalso, Jake Lamb are a combined 0-9 against DeGrom in their careers. Jon Jay happens to have a .222 batting average on 9 at bats against him in recent outings.
Totals Selection: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will side with the under in this instance primarily due to the fact that DeGrom will once again be returning to the mound in game 1. He has dealt with much pressure this year while also battling injury in order to maintain his standing in the rotation as it relates to providing quality outings. Nonetheless, with rumors of trade surrounding the right-hander, I expect him to not be unfocused by the chatter, but, to better sell himself in allowing for even more an effective outing against the Dbacks. While the D’backs have been lighting it up recently averaging a tad over 5 runs per game in their last 5 outings, they will be neutralized by DeGrom in the end, who may even provide the Mets an opportunity to pick up the win outright in this matchup on Thursday.
Betting trends for NY Mets:
- Betting Trends for NY Mets
- The Under s 6-0 in Mets last 6 road games
- The Under is 15-6 in Mets last 21 games
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Betting Trends for Arizona Diamondbacks
- The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in last 6 home games
- The Over is 4-2 in Diamondbacks last 6 home games
- The Over is 7-3 in Diamondbacks last 10 games