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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets - 5/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Friday May 31, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: New York Mets / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SNY, FSAZ
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The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The New York Mets look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Mets have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 55 hits and 15 RBI while Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso have combined for 107 hits and 72 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 64 hits and 45 RBI while Ketel Marte and Adam Jones have combined for 121 hits and 73 RBI. Jon Duplantier gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Duplantier’s first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 in Wheeler's last 5 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games on grass. The Mets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 vs. National League East. The over is 9-4-2 in Wheeler's last 15 starts overall.

Wheeler has been more than reliable as of late, allowing three or less runs in seven of his last nine starts, and he's gone seven or more innings in six of his last eight starts. Duplantier has just 12 career innings under his belt and will be making his first ever start when he takes the mound tonight. You guys know how I feel about pitchers making their career debut. The New York Mets should be thrilled to finally get out of Los Angeles and have a nice edge with a consistent Wheeler on the hill. I like the Mets to get a bounce back victory. 

Pick:
New York Mets

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