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(59-58) New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (48-69)
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Projected Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Robbie Ray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Arizona -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Arizona -1.5 +174
MLB Betting Total: 9.0
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This matchup features two of the bigger disappointments in the National League.
The Diamondbacks expected to be competitive in the NL West following a flurry of offseason moves but find themselves in last place in the division.
The Mets hoped to defend their NL Pennant this season but a bunch of injuries have them fighting for Wild Card spot with a bunch of other NL hopefuls.
This evening matchup between two intriguing pitchers will make a good watch and a strong opportunity for a winning bet.
New York Mets
The Mets are moving in on a need to play in a playoff baseball mindset. They are sitting two games back of the Marlins for the second wild card spot but there are several teams in the mix.
They will send Bartolo Colon to the mound who has been very sharp in his last two starts. Colon has surrendered just two runs over 13.2 innings with one of those starts coming against the Diamondbacks.
Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees so expect the roof to be closed.
This will play to the pitchers’ advantage and should neutralize Colon’s relatively high flyball rate.
The Mets offense has averaged just over 3 runs per game over their last 7 and are one of the worst hitting teams against left handed pitching so their offense could struggle against left hander Robbie Ray.
One of the most confusing storylines of this MLB season has been how poorly the Diamondbacks have played at home. Compared to their 29-30 road record, the DBacks are just 19-39 at home.
If Arizona held a home record that most teams typically do around .500, they would be in the mix in the NL playoff race.
After sweeping the Mets last week at New York, it could be a different story if Arizona’s home struggles continue.
Despite his 5-11 record, Robbie Ray has produced some quality pitching this season for Arizona.
His last start out, he blanked the Mets giving up just three hits and no runs over 7 innings and received a no-decision in the Diamondbacks win.
Ray has struck out 156 batters over just 128 innings this season and that rate should continue as the Mets hitters have struck out the 5th most times in the National League.
The Diamondbacks offense has been pretty hot and cold throughout the season but do have some dangerous bats.
However, their home struggles don’t provide a lot of encouragement on how they will fare against consistent right hander Colon.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings
- NYM are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona
- NYM are 9-0 in Colon’s last 9 Monday starts
- NYM are 23-6 in their last 29 Monday games
- Under is 20-8-1 in NYM last 29 road games
Free New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
I would expect that Colon will neutralize the Arizona offense and capitalize on the Diamondbacks’ struggles at home. The Mets could have a tough time getting going against Ray but should be able to plate enough – even if it is against the bullpen – to take home the opener in this series in Phoenix.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Game total under 9.0 and Mets +113
The Mets lineup has varied night after night but they have a bunch of good bats and Neil Walker has been tearing the cover off the ball in the last few weeks. Colon and the Mets will continue to dread water in the NL Wild Card hunt.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York Mets 6-2
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