New York Yankees vs. New York Mets Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: September 18, 2015
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets Prediction and Betting Odds. The 80-66 New York Yankees are set to take on the 83-63 New York Mets at Citi Field, New York, New York tonight September 18, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Yankees -105 / Mets -115
O/U: 7 runs
Pitching Match Up
New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 3.40 ERA)
New York Mets: Steven Matz (3-0, 1.88 ERA)
In their last games: The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 and the Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 6-0.
The Yankees head across town to take on the New York Mets in the first game of a 3 game series. The 12-6 Masahiro Tanaka goes for the Yankees and the 3-0 Steven Matz goes for the Mets. The Mets open at -115 with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Mets are in first place in the NL East with a comfortable 8 game lead over the Washington Nationals while the Yankees still have some work to do to make the post-season. They are 1.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East, but are in in the first AL Wild Card spot 4 games up on the Houston Astros. The Yankees have won 3 of their last 4 games and they rank 2nd in runs scored and 16th in team ERA. The Mets have lost 2 straight after an 8 game winning streak and they rank 17th in the Majors in runs scored and 4th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Mets.
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams at Citi Field the total has gone Under every time.
This season the Mets are 46-26 at home and the Yankees are 39-33 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
New York Yankees: 80-65 SU / O/U 71-70 / Run Line W/L 75-70
New York Mets: 83-63 SU / O/U 76-64 / Run Line W/L 77-68
• NYY are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• NYY are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
• NYY have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games.
• NYM are 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
• NYM are 7-2 in their last 9 interleague home games.
• NYM have an Over record of 22-8 in their last 30 games.
[P] 08/03/2015 – Diego Moreno 60-day DL (8/2) ( Elbow )
[RF] 06/21/2015 – Mason Williams 60-day DL (6/20) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/15/2015 – Chase Whitley 60-day DL (5/15) ( Elbow )
[P] 09/08/2015 – Nathan Eovaldi out indefinitely ( Elbow )
(!)[1B] 09/11/2015 – Mark Teixeira 15-day DL (8/27); out for season ( Shin )
[P] 05/14/2015 – Buddy Carlyle 60-day DL (5/12) ( Back )
[RF] 06/04/2015 – Cesar Puello 60-day DL (4/6) ( Back )
[P] 07/29/2015 – Jenrry Mejia out for season ( Suspension )
[P] 08/05/2015 – Rafael Montero 15-day DL (4/30) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Joshua Edgin 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Zack Wheeler 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Elbow )
Free MLB Pick
Masahiro Tanakaon is 3-0 with a 2.54 ERA in his last 4 starts and in his last outing he did not give up any earned runs in 7 innings in a 4-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He is 5-2 with a 1.97 ERA in 7 career interleague starts and he beat the Mets on the road last season. The Yankees are 4-1 in Tanaka’s last 5 road starts. The Mets have won 3 of 4 games this season with Steven Matz on the hill and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings in a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. This is his first interleague start of the season and 3rd overall since coming off the DL.
I am going with the Yankees in this one with Masahiro on the hill.
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