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Diamondbacks vs. Mets - 8/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (60-59) at Arizona Diamondbacks (49-70)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

J Niese (8-6) (5.20) vs. Zack Godley (3-2) (5.24)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -114 / New York Mets +104 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds


The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game Wednesday night.

The New York Mets could use a win after losing 11 of their last 18 games. The Mets have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The New York Mets offense continues to be hit or miss, and they've split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Neil Walker leads New York with 111 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 59 RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera has 13 home runs. Jonathon Niese gets the nod, and he’s 8-6 with a 5.20 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Niese is 4-3 with a 6.94 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks vs. Mets - 8/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.09 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 147 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Jake Lamb has 24 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.24 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s second career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 4-14 in their last 18 vs. National League West and 5-1 in Nieses last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-16 in their last 23 home games and 5-21 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The Mets are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Arizona.

I've been fading the Diamondbacks for a long time and that's not going to change here. Godley isn't a good pitcher and it seems like whoever Arizona throws out there gets rocked. I'm not backing a team that's allowing six or more runs nearly every night. Mets win this series.

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