New York Mets vs. New York Yankees - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (80-65) at New York Mets (83-63)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
M Tanaka (6-8) (5.11) vs. Steven Matz (3-0) (1.88)
The Line: New York Mets +103 / New York Yankees -113 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, NESN
The New York Mets and the New York Yankees face off on Friday at Citi Field in game one of their MLB Subway Series.
The New York Mets have lost their last two games but they still have a comfortable lead in the National League East. The Mets are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 46-26 at home, and they have a 7.5 game lead in the NL East. As a team the Mets are hitting .245 with David Wright hitting .303, Yoenis Cespedes hitting .295, and Daniel Murphy hitting .271. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.45 with the starters at 3.49 and the bullpen at 3.35. For game one against the Yankees the Mets start Steven Matz who has allowed 17 hits and five runs while striking out 22 over 24 innings for a 3-0 record and a 1.88 ERA.
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The New York Yankees continue to chase the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East but they are the top Wildcard team in the American League East. The Yankees are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 39-33 on the road, and they are three games back in the AL East. As a team the Yankees are hitting .252 with Carlos Beltran hitting .277, Chase Headley hitting .267, and Didi Gregorius hitting .267. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 4.00 with the starters at 4.28 and the bullpen at 3.51. For game one against the Mets the Yankees start Masahiro Tanaka who has allowed 116 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 132 over 143 innings for a 12-6 record and a3.40 ERA.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five games following a loss, 7-2 in their last nine interleague home games, and 2-5 in their last seven games against the AL East. The Yankees are 5-2 in game one of a series, 5-2 following an off day, 15-6 in Tanaka’s last 21 starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five games against the Mets.
Scoring runs is going to be tough in this one so my free pick is the under. I also have a strong play on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.