New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Jon Duplantier
Amed Rosario and the New York Mets (27-28, 3rd in NL East) travel to Chase Field on Friday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-28, 3rd in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at -110 while the Mets are coming in at +100. The total opens at 8.5.
The Mets have been less than ideal for wagerers, having gone 27-28-0 SU. Arizona covers 50.0% of the time, going 28-28-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 10-9-0 SU. The Mets cover 46.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 12-14-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a bad Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 29-21-5.
New York covers 38.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-19-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona covers 45.8% of the time at Chase Field, going 11-13-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a good Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 27-27-2.
Key New York Mets Injuries
5/29/2019 Luis Avilan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/29/2019 Jeff McNeil LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/29/2019 Seth Lugo RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/25/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/24/2019 Justin Wilson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/24/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/23/2019 Robinson Cano 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
5/27/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/24/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/23/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 3
5/23/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/17/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
3/28/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 27-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 70 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 91 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 490 base hits and 251 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 507. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team New York is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 54 hits this season in 206 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 101. Pete Alonso is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 197 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .624. The Mets have 472 hits, including 94 doubles and 73 home runs. New York has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 519 times as a unit. They have left 391 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 259 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 28-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Jon Duplantier has a 1-0 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 481 base knocks and 232 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 499 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .346. He has 62 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .548 with an OPS+ of 127. Adam Jones is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 56 hits in 205 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 517 base hits, including 122 doubles and 79 homers. Arizona has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 494 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 289 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -110
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