Arizona Diamondbacks (25-19) at New York Mets (21-19)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 19, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Mets +102 / Arizona Diamondbacks -112 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets meet Saturday in MLB action at Citi Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 11 of their last 14 games when scoring four or less runs. A.J. Pollock leads the Diamondbacks with 44 hits and 33 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 76 hits and 30 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The New York Mets have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 48 hits and 24 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Amed Rosario have combined for 66 hits and 40 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Matz’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 4-0 in Corbins last 4 starts vs. National League East and 6-17 in Corbins last 23 road starts. The Mets are 21-43 in their last 64 vs. National League West, 4-10 in Matzs last 14 home starts and 5-11 in Matzs last 16 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York, 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Neither of these teams have been able to score recently, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are in a serious slump right now and aren't a club I'm trying to get behind. The lack of offense is finally starting to catch up to the D-Backs, as this has been a constant issues that's been hidden due to great pitching. Matz has allowed just eight hits and two runs in his last 11 innings. I'll take the Mets at home and the plus money as more of a fade from the Diamondbacks.