Diamondbacks vs. Mets - 8/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (59-59) at Arizona Diamondbacks (49-69)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
N Syndergaard (9-7) (2.75) vs. Braden Shipley (2-1) (2.96)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +136 / New York Mets -146 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two late Tuesday night.
The New York Mets could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Mets have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.45 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 111 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 59 RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera has 13 home runs. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he’s 9-7 with a 2.75 ERA and 163 strikeouts this season. Syndergaard is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has heated up recently, and they've won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 144 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Jake Lamb has 24 home runs. Braden Shipley takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s second career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 9-4 in Syndergaards last 13 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 17-36 in their last 53 home games. The Mets are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona.
The Diamondbacks continue to be a tough team to back despite their recent stretch of wins lately. Their pitching staff just gets rocked way too often. Meanwhile, Syndergaard is still one of the top pitchers in baseball and usually doesn't get lines this low. I'll take the Mets here.