Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Jacob deGrom
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Citi Field on Friday, May 18, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +133 and New York at -143. The Diamondbacks have a 19-22-2 over/under mark and a 22-21-0 run line record. The Mets are 18-21-0 against the run line and have a 19-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-22-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-21-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 19-19-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 18-21-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/05/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 60-day DL (05/05); is out for season
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/17/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe injured last game, is "?"
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 25-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 43 strikeouts over his 46.1 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 322 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 393. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Arizona is hitting .220, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 41 hits this season in 147 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 121. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .208 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .364. The Diamondbacks have 312 hits, including 66 doubles and 44 home runs. Arizona has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 414 times as a unit. They have left 278 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 170 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 20-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.83, Jacob deGrom has a 3-0 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 56 strikeouts over the 44.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 338 base knocks and 170 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 366 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .307. He has 29 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 90. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 48 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Mets as a unit have 312 base hits, including 60 doubles and 39 homers. New York has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 352 occasions. They have had 265 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 166 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -143
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