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New York Mets vs. New York Yankees - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (63-55) at New York Mets (53-64)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm (Citi Field)

J Garcia (5-8) (4.50) vs. R Gsellman (5-5) (6.16)

The Line: New York Mets +126 / New York Yankees -136 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN, YES, SNY

The New York Yankees battle city rival the New York Mets in interleague MLB baseball Wednesday.

The New York Yankees have been losing ground to the Boston Red Sox and that trend has to be reversed. The Yankees kept pace with the Red Sox with a 5-4 victory versus the Mets where the team survived a shaky 9th from the bullpen. Yanks starter Sonny Gray gave up a pair of runs on five hits and two BB over six frames that evened his record at 7-7 before Aroldis Chapman surrendered a two run bomb in the 9th. The Yankees did their damage on ten hits and a pair of bases on balls with Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez going deep and knocking in two runs each. Veteran left hander Jaime Garcia toes the rubber for the New York Yankees  for Wednesday’s match up at the New York Mets. Garcia comes off of a 5-4 victory versus the Boston Reed Sox with three runs given up on seven hits and three BB in 5.2 frames.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets are out of the National League East race so ruining the rival Yankees postseason hopes would be priority number one. That didn’t happen Monday in a 5-4 defeat to the Yankees for back to back defeats. NYM starter Jacob deGrom was hit hard with all five runs allowed on nine hits and two walks through 7.1 innings to fall to 13-6. The Mets knocked out seven hits and walked three times with Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario clubbing two run homers. The New York Mets have scheduled Seth Lugo as the starter against the New York Mets who he faces for the first time in his career. Lugo comes off of a 7-6 victory (ND) at the Philadelphia Phillies where he was charged with five runs over 5.1 frames.

The under is 12-4-1 in NY Yankees last 17 road games and the over is 6-2 in NY Yankees last 8 Wednesday games while the over is 8-3 in NY Yankees last 11 interleague road games. The over is 12-4 in NY Mets last 16 Wednesday games and the under is 6-2 in NY Mets last 8 on grass while the under is 6-2 in NY Mets last 8 overall.

I’ll back the Yankees who have an advantage at the plate and on the mound…

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NY Yankees -136 // Gsellman pitching for Mets---still like Yankees

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