Diamondbacks vs. Yankees - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (16-21) at Arizona Diamondbacks (18-23)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
N Eovaldi (3-2) (4.85) vs. Z Greinke (3-3) (5.25)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -140 / New York Yankees +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of their interleague series Tuesday.
The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Yankees have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 4.34 and have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads New York with 38 hits, Carlos Beltran has 18 RBI and Brian McCann has five home runs. Michael Pineda gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 6.28 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after losing five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 56 hits, Jake Lamb has 21 RBI and Brandon Drury has six home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.26 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-4 with a 5.92 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Pinedas last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Greinkes last 5 home starts. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
If anybody can get the Diamondbacks back on track and another win against the Yankees, it's Greinke. I always like to back aces and low lines, and that' exactly what we're getting with Arizona at home. Hard to turn down this value.