New York Mets (25-20) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (19-35)
May 31, 2021 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +166 / New York Mets -181; Over/Under: +8
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The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The New York Mets look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Dominic Smith leads the Mets with 36 hits and 16 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have combined for 61 hits and 30 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 0.80 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Diamondbacks have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Pavin Smith leads the Diamondbacks with 55 hits and 18 RBI while David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar have combined for 98 hits and 68 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.84 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 11-2 in their last 13 games as a favorite. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 4-23 in their last 27 overall. The over is 7-3 in Mets last 10 Monday games. The under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 Monday games. The Mets are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Mets are playing some of their most consistent ball of the season right now and they enjoyed a day off yesterday. The Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a massive losing streak yesterday and now look for back-to-back wins for the first time since May 10-11. One win doesn’t make me look at the Diamondbacks any different. I need to see more. I’ll take the Mets here and throw in the RL for added betting value.