New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Citi Field )

New York Mets -200 / Arizona Diamondbacks +170 O/U: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets will match up to kick off their MLB series on Monday.

Arizona is coming out of a series versus the Reds. The Diamondbacks took the first two games in that set 7-5 and 2-0, then in the Sunday finale Arizona fell 4-3.

For Monday’s game, Arizona will go with Merrill Kelly in the start. Over his 157.1 innings and 10-13 mark so far, Kelly has a 4.69 ERA with 132 Ks and 48 BBs.

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Over on the Mets’ side, they just finished against the Phillies. New York split the first two games of that series, then on Sunday the Mets lost 10-7.

In the Monday start, the Mets will send out Jacob deGrom. Across 176.0 innings and an 8-8 record this year, deGrom has a 2.76 ERA with 220 Ks and 42 BBs.

The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Kelly’s last five starts and 1-5 in Kelly’s last six road starts. Arizona is 2-5 in Kelly’s last seven starts versus a team with a winning record and the over is 7-1-1 in their last nine Monday games.

Meanwhile, the Mets are 10-25 in deGrom’s last 35 home starts and 1-4 in his last five starts. New York is 1-5 in deGrom’s last six starts versus the NL West and 1-10 in his last 11 in game one of a series.

Kelly had a couple of spotty games going last month but came out with a quality start in his last appearance, posting zero earned in 7.0 innings against San Diego.

As for deGrom, he’s been a little off over his past couple of games with eight earned in 14.0 innings on 13 hits. I think deGrom has a better chance at doing well here but the trends for New York are just ice cold. I’m going Diamondbacks.

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Andrew’s Pick Arizona Diamondbacks +170

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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