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2021 MLB Handicapping
(41-36) New York Mets vs. New York Yankees (41-39)
Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Projected Pitchers: Marcus Stroman (NYM) vs. Gerrit Cole (NYY)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +155 Yankees -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets +1.5, Yankees -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 6
The Mets will be in the Bronx to face the Yankees Sunday at 2:05 for game 2 of the series. Game 3 is also on Sunday, being played at 7:08 ET on Sunday Night Baseball.
As I write this, the Mets are up 8-3 in the top of the 9th inning.
Marcus Stroman will go for the Mets and Gerrit Cole will go for the Yankees.
New York Mets
The Mets have played well so far this year even though they have really struggled at the plate for the most part. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
They have a 41-36 record and sit 1st in the National League East. New York is 2.5 games ahead of the Nationals.
Before this series, the Mets lost 2 out of 3 to the Braves. In that series, Atlanta outscored them by a 27-9 margin.
Jacob deGrom went 7 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday. The Braves won this game 4-3.
Marcus Stroman has been very impressive this year. He is 6-6 with a 2.45 ERA. His last start was against the Phillies on Sunday. He went 3 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Phillies won this game 4-2.
Pitching has been the strongest quality for this team. They have a 3.33 ERA which is 4th best in baseball. Jacob deGrom continues to be the best pitcher in the game.
The offense has been a different story. They are scoring 3.57 runs per game which is 29th best.
Many of the Mets key hitters are not showing up consistently this year.
New York has hit 76 home runs which is 27th best.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have been a very disappointing team thus far. They were the odds on favorite to win the American League East and they are nowhere close to winning it. They have lost 6 of their last 7 games.
They have a record of 41-39 and they are 4th in the American League East. The Red Sox are 9.5 games ahead of them.
The Yankees lost 2 out of 3 games against the Angels this week. The Yankees outscored Los Angeles 22-21 in that 3 game set.
Domingo German went 3 innings and gave up 3 earned runs on Wednesday. The Angels won this game 11-8.
Gerrit Cole has been good for most of this year. He is 8-4 with a 2.66 ERA. He got hit hard in his last start against the Red Sox on Sunday. He went 5 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. It’s not as easy to dominate when you do not have sticky substances on your baseballs.
Overall, the pitching has been good for the Yankees this year. They have 3.76 ERA which is 10th best in baseball.
The offense has really struggled this year given how much talent they have. They are only scoring 4.11 runs per game which is 23rd best.
Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have been hitting a lot of home runs. They currently have hit 106 of them which is 8th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Mets are 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a right handed starter.
- Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games.
- Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Yankees are 11-4 in their last 15 opening games of a double header.
- Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 home interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Yankees are 51-25 in their last 76 during game 2 of a series.
New York Mets vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
Both of these teams need to play better if they wish to compete for their division. The Mets are trying to maintain 1st place, while the Yankees are just trying to get ahead of 4th place.
Even though the Yankees have more talent, I think the Mets are the better team. I am not sold on the Mets winning this one, though. I look for the Yankees to bounce back in this one.
Marcus Stroman is a good pitcher, but he is not at the level of Gerrit Cole. I look for Cole to pitch well and help his team win a close game.
I believe that the Yankees can win this game by 2 runs or more.
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