Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets - 6/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (29-25) at Arizona Diamondbacks (25-27)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Harvey (5-3) (3.10) vs. J Hellickson (3-3) (5.08)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +135 / New York Mets -145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets face off on Thursday at Chase Field for game one of their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last two games but that puts them two games below .500 for the season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 13-14 at home, and they are in fourth place in the NL West standings. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .265 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .349, A.J. Pollock hitting .318, and Ender Inciarte hitting .284. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.30 with the starters at 4.52 and the bullpen at 3.97. For game one against the Mets the Diamondbacks start Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed 62 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 39 over 56.2 innings for a 3-3 record and a 5.08 ERA.
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The New York Mets continue to battle in the NL East but they have lost their last two games. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 8-17 on the road, and they are 0.5 games behind the Nationals in the standings. As a team the Mets are hitting .239 with Lucas Duda hitting .292, Daniel Murphy hitting .281, and Michael Cuddyer hitting .271. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.37 with the starters at 3.68 and the bullpen at 2.65. For game one in Arizona the Mets start Matt Harvey who has lost his last three decisions and for the season he has allowed 54 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 71 over 66.2 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.10 ERA.
Arizona is 9-4 in their last 13 games as an underdog, 20-45 against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five starts. New York is 5-2 against the NL West, 1-6 on the road against a right-handed starter, and 1-4 in Harvey’s last five starts. New York is 6-2 in their last eight meetings with Arizona.
The total is set at 8.5 but I like the under in this spot and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that play in the Premium Area as well as on the App.