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(16-21) NY Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (18-23)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Ariz.
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Shelby Miller
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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A pair of last-place teams finish their three-game series in the desert as the NY Yankees take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both teams had high expectations coming into the season, but both have fallen completely flat as the season’s second month is in full swing.
After getting off to a terrible start, the Yankees seem to be somewhat finding their groove.
The Yankees are still dead last in the AL East, and most of their problems have been at the plate. New York is averaging fewer than four runs per game and ranks 27th in hits, 25th in average and 24th in OBP.
The Yankees just aren’t getting on base, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that it’s hard to score runs when you can’t get guys on base.
One of their few bright spots has been Nathan Eovaldi, who the Yankees are expecting to start in this game. Eovaldi comes in with a 3-2 record and a respectable 1.34 WHIP, though he’s struggled in two of his last three starts.
The last time Eovaldi pitched on the road, he was shelled for 10 hits and six earned runs in just five innings.
The question for New York is: Which Eovaldi will show up on Wednesday?
The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of those teams that can mash the ball with ease, but can’t pitch to save their lives.
Arizona is a top-10 offense, ranking 5th in slugging percentage, 7th in OPS and 8th in home runs, but they’re awful in just about every pitching category.
They were hoping that Shelby Miller would help stabilize their rotation, but they couldn’t have been further off the mark. Miller comes in with a 1-4 record along with a 6.94 ERA and a WHIP of 1.74.
To make matters worse, Miller carries an insane 7.46 at home and has 23 walks to 22 strikeouts. He’s allowed at least three runs in every home start this year, which means the Diamondbacks need to score plenty of runs to win this game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 4-11 on the road.
- Yankees O/U is 17-17-3 this year.
- Yankees are 10-9 as favorites.
- Diamondbacks are 6-16 at home.
- Diamondbacks are 14-16 vs. RHP.
- Diamondbacks are 1-4 when Miller starts at home.
Free NY Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The Diamondbacks are averaging a total of nine runs when Miller toes the rubber, mostly because he isn’t a very good pitcher right now. With a colossal ERA of nearly 7.50 at home, he’s what we label a “gas can.”
Eovaldi hasn’t been much better on the road, bringing in a 4.82 ERA away from Yankee Stadium.
This should be a high-scoring affair, and either team has the possibility of coming away with a win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
Both starting pitchers have dangerously high ERAs, especially Miller who comes in with more walks than strikeouts. It’s a coin flip as to which team will win the game, but serious runs will be scored nonetheless.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 9-6
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