|MLB Diamondbacks vs. Mets Picks & Predictions for July 3, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 03 July 2013 15:55|
Diamondbacks vs. Mets Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mets are -180 money line favorites with Matt Harvey on the mound, while the Diamondbacks are +165 underdogs with Randall Delgado set to oppose New York's ace. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 6.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Mets opened as -199 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -180, while the Diamondbacks opened as +165 money line underdogs and are now +182. Arizona enters play with a 42-41 on the year and 21-25 on the road, while New York is 35-45 overall and 17-25 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of the betting public currently favors New York. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, Arizona is 1-6 last 7 as a dog, 0-4 last 4 vs. a right-handed pitcher and 3-14 last 17 road games with a total set of 7.0 to 8.5. The Mets are 5-1 last 6 vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and 7-2 in Harvey's last 8 starts with the total set of 7.0-8.5.
The Mets send out young star pitcher Matt Harvey (7-1, 2.00 ERA) against Randall Delgado (0-2, 4.50 ERA). Delgado is a 23-year old who has lost his last two games including Friday's start against his old team Atlanta. He has pitched well enough to win, including giving up five runs in his last 11 innings but has allowed three home runs in those starts. Arizona has lost five straight games and is trying to avoid a season-high six straight. The Mets beat Arizona on Tuesday, 9-1 as they broke the game open with seven runs in the seventh frame. Harvey has been brilliant most of the season as he allowed just one run on three hits and struck out 11 last Friday against Washington, but couldn't get the decision. In his major league debut last season, he opened against Arizona, striking out 11 in 5 1/3 innings, while striking out 11 and giving up just three hits and no runs in a 3-0 Mets' win. The Diamondbacks are 1-7 on a 10-game road trip that ends on Thursday in New York. They'll be 1-8 after Wednesday's loss to Harvey and the Mets.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK METS -180