Friday, September 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka (12-6) vs. Steven Matz (3-0)
The New York Mets welcome the New York Yankees to Citi Field on Friday. The Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face Steven Matz of the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -113 and New York at +103. The over/under was set at 7. The Yankees, with a 75-70 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 71-70 over/under record. The Mets are 77-68 against the run line and have a 76-64 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Yankees come into this game with a 80-65 record, and they are 39-33 away from home. Masahiro Tanaka has an earned run average of 3.40 and is 12-6 so far on the season while having a 0.99 WHIP. He's pitched 143 innings thus far while surrendering 116 hits over that time and when he starts, the Yankees are 15-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-12. He is getting 6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.51 and they've given up 404 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 538 times and walking 194 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.51 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00.
As a team, New York is batting .252, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .322 and they hold a .426 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game and Chase Headley leads the team with 140.
With a 83-63 overall record, New York will come into this game 46-26 at home. Steven Matz is starting this game 3-0 for the season with an earned run average of 1.88 and a WHIP of 1.08. He's pitched 24 innings thus far while surrendering 17 hits over that time in which the Mets are 3-1. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-2. He is getting 5.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.35 and they have given up 350 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .227 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 390 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .314 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 137.
The Yankees have committed 86 errors and have combined for 1,408 assists and 3,923 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 80 errors, accumulating 1,466 assists and compiling 3,965 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 71-70 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 75-70 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 76-64 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 77-68 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/17/15 DH Alex Rodriguez None is not expected to be in the starting lineup for series vs. New York Mets
09/11/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
New York Mets
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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