The New York Mets head down to Arizona for a four game series with the Diamondbacks. The Mets have played the Diamondbacks well over the past couple seasons winning 6 of the last 8 meetings overall and the last 5 in a row played in Arizona.
Head to Head Trends
Mets are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Mets are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
Arizona Diamondbacks (+128)
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4th in the National league West 5.5 games behind the 1st place LA Dodgers. The Diamondbacks seem to be playing some solid ball right now winning 4 of their last 6 games. Their pitching hasn’t been much of it but their offense has been on fire over their last 6 games averaging over 6 runs per game.
On the hill for the Diamondbacks today is Jeremy Hellickson who is 3-3 with a 5.08 ERA on the season. Hellickson had a rough first month and a half to the season but he seems to be headed in the right direction with 3 quality starts in a row.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends
Diamondbacks are 9-4 in their last 13 games as an underdog.
Diamondbacks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League East.
The New York Mets are 2nd in the National League East just a half game back of the 1st place Washington Nationals. After a hot start the Mets have really started to fade of late. The Mets started the season 13-3 but that was largely helped out by a 10 game home stand that saw them win all 10 games. The Mets have struggled on the road all season winning just 8 of 23 games.
Starting for the Mets today is Matt Harvey who is 5-3 with a 3.10 ERA on the season. Harvey has pitched great for the most part this season although his last two starts were his worst two so maybe it was a just hot start to the season and he’s coming back down to earth a bit.
New York Mets Trends
Mets are 2-7 in Harveys last 9 road starts.
Mets are 1-9 in their last 10 road games.
I’m going with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Mets in this one. The Diamondbacks are playing solid ball right now while the Mets are struggling especially on the road where they have just an 8-17 record.
Free Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +128