The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets meet Thursday in MLB action from Citi Field. This will be the finale in a four-game series. The teams split the first pair of games in this set, then on Wednesday New York took a six-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Diamondbacks managed a 4-3 win in the opener of this set, with Corbin Carroll posting three hits, two runs and a solo homer. Game two didn’t go so well however; it was a 7-4 loss for Arizona. On Wednesday the Diamondbacks couldn’t score outside the eighth inning during a 7-1 loss. Tommy Pham had the lone RBI.
In the starting pitcher slot for the Thursday finale, the Diamondbacks will send out Merrill Kelly. In his 26 starts so far this year Kelly is 11-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 165 Ks in 154.0 innings. Kelly is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA over his last seven starts.
Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts
The Diamondbacks have won each of their last three games as road underdogs against NL East opponents following a road loss.
The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs against NL East opponents following a loss.
The Diamondbacks have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games.
The Diamondbacks have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four games.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last four games as underdogs against NL East opponents.
New York Mets
Over on the Mets’ side, they posted 13 team hits in the Tuesday victory. Both Pete Alonso and Ronny Mauricio had a homer and two RBI, while Francisco Alvarez had a solo shot. In the Wednesday matchup New York got three RBI and two hits from Alonso. Mark Vientos had a two-run homer as well.
It’ll be Kodai Senga in the starter role for the Mets on Thursday. This season Senga is 10-7 with a 3.07 ERA and 181 strikeouts over 149.1 innings. Senga is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA over his last seven starts.
New York Mets Team Facts
The Mets have lost six of their last seven games as home favorites against NL West opponents following a win.
The Mets have covered the run line 10 of their last 11 day games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
The Mets have lost the first inning in each of their last four Thursday day games as favorites.
The Mets have led after 5 innings in each of their last five games against National League opponents.
The Mets have led after 7 innings in each of their last four home games against opponents that held a winning record.
The New York Mets ranks 29th in the league for doubles this season (197).
The New York Mets ranks 28th in the league for hits this season (1143).
The Arizona Diamondbacks ranks T1st in the league for triples this season (39).
The Arizona Diamondbacks ranks 3rd in the league for steals this season (149).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll stick with the Mets. Senga is doing pretty well over his last three starts, despite going just 0-1. In that trio Senga has 19.2 innings combined, five earned runs, 13 hits and nine walks. As for Kelly, he’s 1-0 over his last pair with just two earned in 12.2 innings. Kelly did have a rough outing versus the Dodgers to close out August, though (5.0 innings; seven earned). We should have a pretty good starter matchup here if both guys are on. In the Wednesday game, New York got a nice start from Joey Lucchesi (7.0 clean innings; five hits; three walks) and the offense came around pretty well. I like the Mets to keep it up in the finale.