Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Mets 5-18-18




Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Mets 5-18-18

Arizona Diamondbacks (25-18) vs NY Mets (20-19)

Date : 05/19/2018
Time : 7:10 pm EST
Location : Citi Field, New York, New York

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Arizona Diamondbacks vs NY Mets

Game 2 of a 3-game set between the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks and the NY Mets will take place at Citi Field in New York City on Saturday, 5-19-2018, at 7:10 pm EST.  Arizona occupies the top spot in the NL West while the Mets are currently in 4th place in the NL East.  This will be the 1st meeting of the season between these two squads, however, the Diamondbacks have taken 6 of the last 7 meetings while winning 3 of the last 4 at Citi Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :

The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 4 of their last 5 game to where the O/U was 2-3.  After winning a 3-game set against the defending champs Houston Astros on 5-6-2018, the Diamondbacks would go on to tie a 2-game road set versus the Dodgers on 5-9-2018.  They followed this up with an unfortunate 4-game home sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals on 5-13-2018 while tying their current 3-game set versus the Milwaukee Brewers 1 all on 5-15-2018.

For the season, the D’backs average 4.00 runs per game (24th) with a team batting average of .222 (30th), 43 homers (19th) along with 25 stolen bases (10th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20 (2nd) with 391 strikeouts (8th) along with 19 quality starts for the season (8th).

David Peralta (.287 BA on 143 AB) and A.J. Pollock (.293 BA on 150 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Diamondbacks thus far.  Paul Goldschmidt (.213 BA on 150 AB) and Nick Ahmed (.212 BA on 132 AB) have also been solid offensively for Arizona this season.

Patrick Corbin (4-1, 57 IP, 16 R, 35 H, 6 HR, 14 BB, 75 SO, 2.53 ERA) and Zack Greinke (3-2, 54.2 IP, 21 R, 48 H, 7 HR, 7 BB, 58 SO, 3.46 ERA) have pitched the most innings for the D’backs this season while Zack Godley (4-2, 46.1 IP, 22 R, 47 H, 6 HR, 19 BB, 43 SO, 4.08 ERA) has also been solid on the mound thus far.

NY Mets's Latest Performance :

The New York Mets have lost 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-4.  Recently, after yet another 3-game road series loss, this time to the lowly Cincinnati Reds on 5-9-2018, the Mets tied a 3-game road set versus the Phillies, with game 2 being postponed due to weather conditions.  They came out in outstanding fashion, however, in game 1 of a 2-game home set versus the Blue Jays and picked up the 12-2 win on 5-15-2018.

For the season, the Mets are averaging 4.34 (15th) with a team batting average of .239 (21st), 38 homers (27th), along with 16 stolen bases (23rd).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.10 (14th) with 355 strikeouts (15th) along with 13 quality starts on the season (26th).

Asdrubal Cabrera (.327 BA on 147 AB), Todd Frazier (.237 BA on 114 AB), Yoenis Cespedes (.255 BA on 137 AB), and Jay Bruce (.232 BA on 155 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Mets this season.  Amed Rosario (.261 BA on 119 AB) has also been a critical component to the Mets’ scoring attack.

Jacob deGrom (3-0, 44.1 IP, 10 R, 32H, 2 HR, 14 BB, 56 SO, 1.83 ERA), Noah Syndergaard (3-1, 51.2 IP, 19 R, 42 H, 4 HR, 10 BB, 54 SO, 3.09 ERA), and Robert Gsellman (4-0, 22.2 IP, 21 R, 51 H, 4 HR, 12 BB, 61 SO, 3.14 ERA have been the bright spots for their talented pitching staff.

How Arizona Diamondbacks & NY Mets Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

For the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-20 ATS while the O/U is 18-22-2.  On the other hand, the NY Mets are 18-20 ATS while the O/U is 18-19-1.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This matchup will pit two struggling teams against each other.  On one hand, the Mets have been below average at home while the Diamondbacks are 11-6 (ML) on the road for the year.  Nonetheless, Arizona has certainly had problems on offense, lately.  In fact, in their last 6 losses, the Diamondbacks averaged 2 runs per game while their opponents put up an average of over 4 runs during this stretch.  The Mets have also struggled and look to not only get a win under their belt in which to stay competitive within their respective division, but, they also look to build some momentum at home.

Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks

My reason for the pick :

Both the Mets and Diamondbacks desperately need a win at this point in the season.  Indeed, they have both struggled, as stated, yet, the Mets have simply looked lost at various times in the season.  Arizona, on the other hand, has had its share of inconsistent play lately, however, I happen to feel as if they will certainly bounce back from their recent losing bout.  It is for this reason that I will expect the Diamondbacks to get back to their winning form against a team that has lost 6 of their last 7 games at Citi Field.

Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Betting Trends for Arizona Diamondbacks

    • The Diamondbacks are 4-2 in last 6 road games
    • The Under is 4-2 in Diamondbacks last 6 games

Betting trends for NY Mets:

  • Betting Trends for NY Mets

    • The Mets are 3-9 in last 12 games
    • The Under is 6-2 in Mets last 8 games
    • The Under is 7-5 in Mets last 12 home games

Falepa

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