New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Game 2 - 8/30/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Game 2 - 8/30/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees (17-13) at New York Mets (15-17)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

() () vs. Seth Lugo (1-1) (2.02)

The Line: New York Mets / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets and New York Yankees meet Sunday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. 

The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mets have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Mets have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 36 hits and 14 RBI while Robinson Cano and JD Davis have combined for 56 hits and 26 RBI. Seth Lugo gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 2.03 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Lugo is 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

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The New York Yankees need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 31 hits and eight RBI while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have combined for 48 hits and 40 RBI. The New York Yankees didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 19-7 in their last 26 interleague games and 11-2 in their last 13 interleague road games. The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win, 60-18 in their last 78 games as a home favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 interleague home games. The over is 4-1 in Mets last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Seth Lugo has allowed one run and five hits in his last 8.1 innings, but this appears to be a bullpen game for both of these teams, so I wouldn't put too much stock into either of the likely starters. Despite their struggles, I still have more faith in the Yankees than I do the Mets, a team that can't score when not hitting home runs. While it's always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, I lean Yankees at home.

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