New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to host the New York Mets at Chase Field. This NL showdown will begin at 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be televising the game.

New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (-130) as the favorite over New York (+120). Gamblers can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Mets +1.5 runs (-175) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+155).

The Mets are 28-37 SU and are 28-35 against the spread (ATS). Theyve lost 11.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.4 units ATS. The Diamondbacks on the other hand are 38-30 SU and 35-32 ATS. The teams gained 7.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.3 units ATS.

Arizona games have an over/under record of 33-32-2 so far in 2018. The Mets have been a decent under bet with a total record of 26-36-1.

Right-hander Seth Lugo is the projected starter for the visiting Mets. Lugo (2-1 1.77 ERA) has recorded 47 strikeouts in 45.2 innings so far. Hes 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks are going with righty Zack Godley (6-5 4.97 ERA) who has 70 strikeouts and 35 walks as well as a 1.54 WHIP. Godley is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against New York this year.

As a unit Arizona’s pitchers have given up 3.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.10 ERA 1.26 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.51 a WHIP of 1.10 and a K/9 of 7.9.

Arizona’s hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per outing including 7.1 per game over its last 10 games and 8.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .275/.379/.491 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks hitters have been led by David Peralta who is hitting .279/.341/.513 with 14 home runs 36 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

For the visitors New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 3.79 ERA 1.27 WHIP and 9.45 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.58 along with a K-per-9 of 8.94.

The Mets offense has slashed .225/.304/.369 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game this year including 1.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.0 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Asdrubal Cabrera has led New York’s hitters and is slashing .272/.312/.480 with 11 home runs 36 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks are coming off a 6-3 win in the prior game of this series.

New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks ATS Winner – Mets O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in six of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Mets have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games including six over their last five.
  • New York has averaged 9.7 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 10.0 over its last five.
  • The Mets have lost 11 of their last 12 games SU while the Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven.