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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets - 6/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (29-38) at Arizona Diamondbacks (39-31)
Date & Time Sunday June 17, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -150 / New York Mets +140 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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MLB | New York Mets (29-38) at Arizona Diamondbacks (39-31)
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The New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The New York Mets could use another victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Mets have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs i seven of their last 13 games. The New York Mets have los 12 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 68 hits and 36 RBI while Amed Rosario and Jay Bruce have combined for 97 hits and 36 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 69 hits and 36 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Ketel Marte have combined for 126 hits and 61 RBI. Clay Buchholz gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 0-1 with a 8.59 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 8-17 in their last 25 Sunday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 0-8 in Wheelers last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last 9 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League East and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Mets are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona, 6-13 in the last 19 meetings and the over is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona.

The New York Mets haven't won back-to-back games since May 20-21, and Wheeler has been getting rocked for much of the season, including is last start. The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the tougher teams in baseball to beat when the offense actually shows up, so while I'm not a huge fan of Buchholz, you feel easier knowing the offense has found its groove as of late. Backing the Mets in their current form simply isn't an option, as the losses have piled up over the last month. Give me the Diamondbacks. 

Arizona Diamondbacks -150

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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