The New York Yankees will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a Wednesday showdown. The opening pitch is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona is in line to showcase this interleague showdown.
New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Arizona (+105) is stepping into this one as an underdog to New York (-115) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at +130 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and -150 for the Diamondbacks +1.5.
The Diamondbacks are 17-13 straight up (SU) and 20-9 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.6 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Yankees are 17-12 SU and have gone 15-13 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 3.4 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, but have gained 0.9 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
Diamondbacks games have had an over/under record of 15-12-2 so far in 2019. The Yankees have an over/under record of 16-12.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for New York. The right-handed Tanaka is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Diamondbacks will put the ball in the right hand of Merrill Kelly (2-2, 3.94 ERA, 1.38 WHIP), who has 27 strikeouts and 12 walks this season. Kelly did not pitch in the majors last season.
Arizona’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.42 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.
The Arizona offense has put up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .227/.314/.414 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar. Peralta is hitting .317/.356/.537 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Escobar’s line is .303/.379/.541 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 17 runs.
In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 8.92 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.50, along with a K-per-9 of 10.71.
Yankees hitters have slashed .259/.344/.447 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led New York’s hitters. LeMahieu is slashing .310/.363/.430 with 31 hits, 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored, while Torres is hitting .272/.303/.465 with 31 hits, five homers, 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
The Yankees have lost 2.8 units and are 12-11 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 2.8 units and are 13-6 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in eight of those games, compared to 11 that went under the total.
Yankees vs. Diamondbacks Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- The under has hit in three of Arizona’s last seven games.
- The Yankees have an OPS of .791 this season and an OPS of .791 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .795 overall and .765 versus righties.
- Arizona has recorded 24.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.
- The Yankees have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 13 over their last 10.