New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Lines Guide

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on May 16, 2016 in

In the second game of a three game series at Chase Field in Phoenix, the New York Yankees will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both teams have not met expectations so far this season. The New York Yankees come into the series in last place in the American League East. The Yankees are 16-20 on the season, which is 7 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. For the Arizona Diamondbacks, they are also in last place. Their 17-23 record is 5 games behind San Francisco in the National League West. Keep up with the action for this match up in our MLB betting odds portal.

How To Bet on the Yankees vs. Diamondbacks MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Tuesday, May 16, 9:40 PM ET
Where: Chase Field in Phoenix
Radio: Yankees and Diamondbacks
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Yankees: Michael Pineda (1-4) vs. Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke (3-3)

Why Bet the Yankees

The New York Yankees are trying to get back to .500, and then evaluate from their. New York has a ton of aging offensive players, but their bullpen has been fantastic. The Yankees have struggled on the road this season, winning just 4 out of 14 games. New York has won 5 out of their last 7 games, including a weekend 2 out of 3 over the Chicago White Sox. Offensively, New York is anchored by second basemen Starlin Castro. Castro is batting .286 on the season. Veteran Carlos Beltran leads New York with 8 homeruns, as well as 18 runs batted in.

Why Bet the Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are just awful at their home park this season. Arizona has played 26 home games,
and won just 5 on the season. The Diamondbacks scored just 7 runs in the most recent four game sweep by the San Francisco Giants. Arizona’s pitching is 25th in the league with a 4.63 earned run average. The Diamondbacks pitchers are also allowing teams to hit .269 against them. Offensively, Arizona is 6th in baseball with 174 runs, while they are batting .266 as a team. The top offensive threat for Arizona has been Jean Segura with a .331 batting average.

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My Expert Score & Prediction

The pitching matchup is certainly in favor of the Arizona Diamondbacks in this game, despite Greinke’s struggles. Michael Pineda has an earned run average of nearly 7 for the Yankees this season, and is 1-4. Greinke has battled his way back to .500 on the season, but his ERA is high as well. Look for Greinke to get right against an aging, struggling New York Yankees team on Tuesday. The bet for this game is the home team, the Arizona Diamondbacks -144 over the New York Yankees.

The final score prediction: Diamondbacks 7 – Yankees 5