Mets vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped four games in a row heading into tonight's series opener at home versus the New York Mets. Can Arizona find the winning formula again with a win?
Friday, May 31, 2019
Chase Field at 9:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -116 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Diamondacks are a +106 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are siding with host Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Mets shut out in finale
New York lost 2-0 Thursday night at the Dodgers to drop three out of four in the series and fall to 27-29 overall plus 12-20 on the road. Pete Alonso helped pace the offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a double. Wilson Ramos went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single. Tomas Nido ended the contest 1-for-3. Jason Vargas suffered the loss as he allowed one earned run on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks over seven innings. Zack Wheeler will start tonight for New York as he enters with a 4-3 record, 4.63 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 78 strikeouts over 70 innings.
D-backs fall in 10 innings
Arizona lost in 10 innings by a score of 11-10 Thursday afternoon at New York to fall to 28-29 overall and 17-16 on the road. Eduardo Escobar helped lead the offense as he finished 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Adam Jones went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Christian Walker was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Starting pitcher Taylor Clarke helped his own cause by going 1-for-1 with a solo home run. Carson Kelly ended the game 3-for-5 with an RBI. Yoshihisa Hirano took the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk over two-thirds of an inning. Jon Duplantier will start tonight for the Diamondbacks as he comes in with a 1-0 record, 2.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 12 strikeouts over 12 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter. New York is 1-4 in the last five Wheeler road starts.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five Friday games. Arizona is 2-5 in the last seven meetings.
Wheeler has been pretty good as of late as he's starting to rebound from early-season struggles. I like his chances against an Arizona team that will be adjusting from the thin air of Coors Field. With the pitching matchup heavily favoring the Mets, I like their chances to get the victory on the road tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -116