Mets at Yankees Spread, Odds, Public Betting Trends & Matchup Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Saturday, 17 May 2008 19:42
MLB Headline News

Wang Faces Mets

The New York Mets haven't won consecutive games or a series at Yankee Stadium in almost three years.

The Mets have a chance to do both when they close out their abbreviated series against the New York Yankees on Sunday night.

Oddsmakers from Sportsbook.com have made NY Yankees -148 money line favorites (MLB Odds) for tonight's game, the over/under has been set at 8.5 total runs (Matchup). Current public betting information shows that 69% of bets for this game have been placed on NY Yankees -148 (View MLB Bet Percentages). Bet this game.

After Friday's series opener was postponed by rain, the Mets (21-19) avoided a third straight loss by winning 7-4 over the Yankees on Saturday. The victory leaves the Mets in position to win two in a row over the struggling Yankees (20-23) for the first time since June 24-25, 2005, which marked the only time since interleague play began in 1997 that they've won a series at Yankee Stadium.

David Wright and Carlos Beltran each had three hits, with Wright homering and driving in two runs for the Mets on Saturday. It came one day after manager Willie Randolph held a closed-door meeting in response to remarks by closer Billy Wagner that some perceived as critical of his teammates.

"You couldn't draw it up any better for all the negativity that's been going on,'' said Wright of the Mets, who were coming off a 3-4 homestand in which they dropped three of four to last-place Washington.

Wagner got four outs to record his ninth save in nine chances as the Mets' offense broke out after totaling three runs in their previous two losses.

Wright is batting .324 with eight RBIs in his last nine contests and .343 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 19 games versus the Yankees. Wright, though, is 0-for-4 lifetime against Sunday's scheduled starter Chien-Ming Wang.

Wang (6-1, 2.90 ERA) allowed two runs in 8 2-3 innings of an 8-2 win over the Mets on June 17 at Yankee Stadium in his only start against them. The right-hander, who has not received a run from the Yankees' offense while going 0-1 in his last two starts overall, gave up a run and seven hits in seven innings of a 2-1 11-inning loss on Tuesday at Tampa Bay.

"We're not able to support our pitchers," outfielder Hideki Matsui, who went 0-for-4 Saturday, told the Yankees' official Web site. "In that sense, it bothers you a little bit."

Though the Yankees matched their run total from their previous two games Saturday, they've lost two straight and four of five while being outscored 22-10 during that span.

Derek Jeter had three hits and homered along with Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi for the Yankees, who are 3-7 since winning three in a row earlier this month.

"We hit the three home runs, that was about it. We need to get some things going,'' said Jeter, who is hitting .314 this season and is 12-for-33 with two homers in his last eight games.

Jeter is 4-for-12 with two doubles against the Mets' scheduled starter Oliver Perez.

Perez (3-3, 4.61) avoided a third straight loss in his last outing after allowing three runs and three hits in six innings of an 8-3 victory over Cincinnati last Sunday.

The left-hander has pitched well against the Yankees, going 3-1 with a 3.04 ERA and will try for his third consecutive victory over them after going 2-0 - with a win at Yankee Stadium - in 2007. Bet this game.

Here are some top trends for today's game:

- NY YANKEES are 115-93 (-23.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.

- NY YANKEES are 77-71 (-49.6 Units) against the money line in home games in May games since 1997.

Get real live customizable updates, public betting info from 6 online sports books, archived public betting info and much more by clicking here.

 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 901 Detroit Tigers 74%
#2 947 San Francisco Giants 63%
#3 907 St Louis Cardinals 62%
#4 946 Kansas City Royals 52%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 5/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 5/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 11/2
DETROIT TIGERS 6/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 13/2
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 8/1
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 11/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 14/1
KANSAS CITY ROYALS 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com