Mets vs. Diamondbacks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Diamondbacks are -160 money line favorites over the Mets, who are +147 on the ML. With Zach Wheeler ready to take on Brandon McCarthy in the pitching matchup, the over/under total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Diamondbacks opened as -147 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -160, while the Mets' odds have gone from +130 up to +147. New York is 52-61 on the year and 27-29 on the road, while Arizona is 59-55 overall and 33-24 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 56% 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 Pittsburgh. According to latest MLB trends, Mets are 6-1 last 7 vs. NL West and 5-1 in Wheeler's last 6 starts an underdog. Arizona is 1-4 in McCarthy's last 5 home starts and 4-9 last 13 vs. a right-handed starter.
The New York Mets (52-61, 27-29 road, 58-51 O/U) are playing good baseball despite losing to Arizona, 5-4 on Friday night. They had just swept Colorado in three straight games at home, allowing just three runs combined. They take on Arizona (59-5, 33-24 home, 48-62 O/U), who is sliding out of contention in the National League West. Zach Wheeler (4-2, 3.73 ERA) goes for the Mets against a struggling Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 4.94 ERA). Wheeler has pitched well as of late, allowing three or less runs in his last six starts. McCarthy went just 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston in his last start, allowing just two runs, but he threw 97 pitches. He also went just 2 2/3 innings in his previous start against Texas, allowing six runs. McCarthy hasn't been right since coming off the disabled list. Expect the Mets to steal this one as an underdog. The Mets visit Chase Field in Phoenix to take on the Diamondbacks at 8:10pmET on Saturday.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK METS +147