Even when a team is going well in the early part of the season, there will come a time when the wheels will come off and they will go into a particularly rough patch. In these situations, the manager can either choose to stand pat and let his guys battle their way out of it or he can try to shake things up by giving some of the bench player a shot at the starting line-up. In many cases, it is a shake-up in the starting rotation that often comes when a manager decides that changes need to be made, which often means plucking someone out of the bullpen and giving them a shot as a starter. That is what the Arizona Diamondbacks will be doing on Friday night as they look to haul themselves out of an awful run of form that has seen them lose ground in the race for the NL West. The D-Backs will be hosting the New York Mets this weekend in a series that is important for both teams. The Mets are favored by 1 ½ on the road, with the run total set at 8 ½.
Mets vs Diamondbacks MLB Spread, Predictions & Expert Pick
- When: Friday, May 31 at 9:40 PM EST
- Where: Chase Field, Phoenix
- TV: FSAZ
- Radio: New York / Arizona
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Wheeler Vs Duplantier
- MLB Odds: -1.5 (+135)
Why bet on the New York Mets?
The New York Mets were having themselves a decent little run of form before running into the LA Dodgers. They were perhaps a little unlucky to lose 2 of 3 in that series, especially when you consider that they were up by 3 runs heading into the 9th inning in one of their losses to the Dodgers. The Mets have now lost back to back games to fall to 6-4 in their last 10, while also dropping to a rather miserable 12-20 on the road this season. Overall, they are 27-29 SU, which leaves them 6 games out of first in the NL East, which is not an entirely awful situation given how up and down that division has been. On the road, the Mets are 16-16 ATS. They will send Zack Wheeler (4-3, 4.63 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 4.62
- Hits: 8.50
- Walks: 3.43
- Strike Outs: 9.43
- Runs: 4.89
- Hits: 8.91
- Walks: 3.46
- Strike Outs: 9.18
Why bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Diamondbacks are sliding into some serious trouble as they see their challenge for the lead in the NL West begin to seriously falter. They have now lost 4 in a row, all of which came in a series against the surging Colorado Rockies, and now have just 3 wins in their last 10 games. That run has seen them fall below the .500 mark, dropping them to 4th in the division, 10 games off the pace being set at the top by the LA Dodgers. Playing at home may not prove to be a great deal of help when you consider that they are 11-13 in their own ballpark. They are 13-11 ATS in games played at home and will be looking for a spark when they send Jon Duplantier (1-0, 2.25 ERA) to the mound for his first start of the year.
- Runs: 5.25
- Hits: 9.33
- Walks: 3.00
- Strike Outs: 8.88
- Runs: 4.51
- Hits: 8.75
- Walks: 3.40
- Strike Outs: 8.95
Mets vs Diamondbacks MLB Betting Trends
- Mets are 1-8 SU in the last 9 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 7 of the Mets’ last 10 games
- Diamondbacks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 8 of the Diamondbacks’ last 12 games at home
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Mets vs Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks are in a serious funk at the moment, yet I think that they might be able to pull this one out of the bag. If you want to play it a little safer, take the D-Backs ATS.
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