NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6-15-2018




NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6-15-2018

NY Mets (28-35) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (37-29)

Date : 06/15/2018
Time : 9:40 pm EST
Location : Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Game 2 of a 4-game set between the NY Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks will take place on Friday 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 reclaiming the top spot within the NL West division.  This will be the 2nd meeting of the year amongst these two squads as the D’backs were swept in 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 1-4.  Recently, the Mets would 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 despite picking up the 2-0 win in the finale.  Nonetheless, they would drop a game 1 series against the Braves at SunTrust Park on 6-12-2018 by an 8-2 score.

For the season, the Mets are averaging 3.79 (27th) with a team batting average of .228 (28th), 63 homers (25th), along with 27 stolen bases (19th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.10 (17th) with 589 strikeouts (9th) along with 27 quality starts on the season (18th).

Asdrubal Cabrera (.278 BA on 241 AB), and Jay Bruce (.220 BA on 205 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Mets this season.  Amed Rosario (.240 BA on 204 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 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, however, would recover on the road against the Colorado Rockies by sweeping a 3-game set on 6-10-2018.  They would also go on to win the first 2 games of a 3-game home set versus the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates by outscoring them by a total of 23-11 thus far in the series.

For the season, the D’backs average 4.41 runs per game (12th) with a team batting average of .225 (30th), 75 homers (16th) along with 40 stolen bases (8th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.49 (6th) with 572 strikeouts (13th) along with 29 quality starts for the season (11th).

David Peralta (.275 BA on 233 AB) and A.J. Pollock (.293 BA on 150 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Diamondbacks thus far.  Paul Goldschmidt (.258 BA on 240 AB) and Nick Ahmed (.222 BA on 207 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 29-34 ATS while the O/U is 27-35-1.  On the other hand, the Diamondbacks are 36-30 ATS while the O/U is 32-32-2.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Zack Godley (6-5) will come to the hill for the D’backs in game 2 of this series looking to continue to be a spark for his team.  In his last outing, he pitched 5.2 innings while allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in an 8-3 road win in a victory versus the Rockies on 6-10-2018.  He is credited with only 11 earned runs on 16 hits in his last 3 starts while the under has been the result in 3 of his last 5 outings.  Godley has been decent against the lineup for the Mets with Jay Bruce (0-3) and Jose Reyes (1-5) have little to no success in the past while Asdrubel Cabrera is 0-3 against the right-hander, overall.  Michael Conforto, on the other hand, has a .333 batting average on 6 at bats while Brandon Nimmo (1-1) and Amed Rosario (1-2) have had a bit more success against the righty in their respective careers.

Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks

My reason for the pick :

I expect the D’backs to continue to ride the wave of success that they have been experiencing in their last few games during game 2 of this series.  Godley, as stated, has been solid on the mound and has been a great compliment to the staff for the D’backs this year.  The Mets continue to stink it up on offense averaging only 1.4 runs per game in their last 5 while their pitching staff has been left to carry the burden as opponents are only averaging 2.2 runs per game during this time.  In all, the Mets are relying too much on pitching as this will be illustrated in game 2 with Arizona taking advantage of this by winning in grand fashion at home in which to continue their current winning streak in front of their home fans on Friday.

Betting trends for NY Mets:

  • Betting Trends for NY Mets

    • The Mets are 3-5 in last 8 road games
    • The Mets are 3-13 in last 16 games
    • The Under is 8-4 in Mets last 12 road games

Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Betting Trends for Arizona Diamondbacks

    • The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in last 7 home games
    • The Diamondbacks are 11-3 in last 14 games
    • The Over is 5-2 in Diamondbacks last 7 home games

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