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New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees
Date & Time Wednesday July 31, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +120 / New York Yankees -141 -- Over/Under: 10
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees meet Wednesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 132 hits and 65 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 219 hits and 127 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 4-4 with a 5.16 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 130 hits and 71 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 202 hits and 109 RBI. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.79 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 10-4 in their last 14 Wednesday games, 7-16 in their last 23 during game 2 of a series and 39-19 in Greinkes last 58 starts with 4 days of rest. The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 9-2 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in Tanakas last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in New York and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Tanakas last 6 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts overall.

Greinke has allowed 22 hits and eight runs in his last 26 innings, and he's been better on the road where he has a 2.80 ERA and .210 allowed batting average. Tanaka got rocked in his last start and has been shaky since June, but the Yankees have won seven of his last eight starts, and he has a 3.23 ERA and .241 allowed batting average at home. We're getting a plus money with a really good pitcher in Greinke, but the New York Yankees are the overall better team that don't lose series' often, and there's a good chance LeMahieu is back in the lineup, a guy who sets the tone at the top of the order. I'll eat the reasonable price with the home team. 

New York Yankees -141

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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