While every team in the league would like to be at the top of their respective divisions at the end of the first half, the fact of that matter is that most of them are just happy to still be in some sort of contention. The New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks are both sitting second right now, and while there is no way either team can land on top of the divisions before the All-Star Break, the will want to maintain their challenge. That is why the 3-game set that these two will play in New York is so important. The first game of the series is set for Friday and the sports betting odds are already out.
A Quick Report on the Arizona Diamondbacks vs NY Mets MLB Betting Preview & TV InfoTime: Friday July 10, 5:10 p.m. ETVenue: Citi Field, Flushing, New YorkNational TV: noneOpening line: Arizona +130, New York -140The New York Mets (44-42) have had a bit of an up and down season, but they have been able to keep pace with the division leading Washington Nationals because of that team’s inability to remain consistent throughout the first half. The Mets are 3 games back of the division leaders, and are likely to be happy with their position, but they also have to watch out for the Braves in third, as they have suddenly hit a pretty nice streak of form. The good news for the Mets is that this final series of the first half will come at home, where they have compiled a very impressive 29-14 record so far. Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 3.38 ERA) will get the start. Syndergaard has been great in his last two starts, giving up just 2 earned runs.The Arizona Diamondbacks (42-42) have some reason to celebrate this week, as they have finally made it back to .500 after failing to do so on 11 previous attempts. They have also managed to lift themselves ahead of the San Francisco Giants and into the second spot in the NL West. You can bet that this team is not about to rest on their laurels, but they are going to have to be at their best to knock off a Mets team that has been lights out at home this season. The D-Backs go this road trip off to a very nice start, though, taking both games off the Rangers in rather convincing fashion. Those two wins mean that Arizona has won 5 of their last 6 games, and may well be a team to watch in the second half. Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.71 ERA) will get the start on Friday. Arizona has won 5 of the last 6 games in which Anderson was the starter.
Key Betting Trends
- Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 16 of NY Mets’ last 21 games