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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 7:10 PM EST TIME
The Arizona Diamondbacks are in do or die as they continue their New York series against the Mets. The Diamondbacks are one of the few teams still in the playoff hunt as the Mets can only play spoiler right now, or are they still in the hunt?
Time To Step It Up
Two National League MLB teams get the chance to showcase why they deserve to be in the playoffs with a wild card game. At the moment, the Diamondbacks are still in the playoff hunt and are going to need to step it up in order to claim that spot. There are currently two teams in front of them: Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs, as the Cubs are the team sitting in the last playoff spot. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks as of Tuesday morning, they have lost two straight games following an impressive five-game winning streak. The D-backs pitching has still been impressive during this week’s span as they are allowing just 3.6 runs per game. Can they keep it up in this series against the Mets?
Ketel was top 2 in the NL last week and he's not 2.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 9, 2019
For the D-backs they are sending out Robbie Ray who is ready to rock n roll following his recent injury. Ray was removed from his last start with one out in the fifth inning due to a blister on his left middle finger. So far this season, Ray has an ERA of 4.03 and has a total of 207 strikeouts.
So you’re telling me there’s a chance?
The New York Mets are also hoping to turn things around and have done so far in this series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, It has been a roller coaster of a season for the Mets as they had high hopes of making the playoffs after a strong comeback late in the season. So is there season done? At the moment, they currently have a 2.4% chance of making the playoffs as they have to leapfrog over four teams to get that final spot. So you’re telling me there’s a chance? Yes, there is a chance for them to win this game, but for the playoffs, you can cross that off. One game at a time Mets fans, but good news, I’m loving this matchup for the Mets.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 10, 2019
For the Mets, they are going to send out Steven Matz who has been the home favorite with this team. Some may look at his overall ERA and start to fade the pitcher and Mets, but there is some deeper information you need to know about this man. Since June, he has yet to allow more than two runs in a game at Citi Field.
- Mets are 4-1 in Matz’s last 5 home starts.
- Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Full-Game Total Pick
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has yet to allow more than two runs at home since June and that trend will continue with another strong start here. Expect Matz to be in control as the thought of making the playoffs is going to drive this team. Same with the D-Backs as Ray has allowed 1.5 runs per game in his last 4 road starts. Under is the best pick here. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York as well as 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.