New York Mets vs New York Yankees Free MLB Total Prediction, 8–15–2017
Free MLB Pick by Abe Howland of Sports Picks Forum
MLB: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Odds: Mets +125 | Yankees -145 | 8
MLB Baseball Pick by Abe Howland
Last 30: 58 Wins — 31 Losses: 65%
Unit Gain/Loss: +7194 Units
It’s Game 2 of the subway series between the New York Mets vs the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Pitching Probables: Mets Jacob deGrom (13–5) 3.21 ERA vs. Yankees Sonny Gray (6–7, 3.38 ERA)
The Mets and Yankees play Game 2 tonight in a four game, home and home, series. The Mets have dealt with too many injuries this season and they have no real shot of making the playoffs. The Yankees are 5.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East but they are currently 2.0 games up in the Wildcard standings.
Jacob deGrom has been one of the lone bright spots this season for the New York Mets. deGrom has 13 wins on the season and at this point, he is just pitching for pride. deGrom enters this start off a 10–0 win over the Phillies in which he had 9 strikeouts and gave up only 4 hits over 6.2 innings. deGrom is (1–2) 2.55 ERA over his last 3 starts. I expect deGrom to pitch well under the lights for this matchup vs the Yankees.
The Yankees hand the ball to the newly acquired Sonny Gray. This will be Gray’s third start for the Yankees but he is still searching for his 1st win. In both starts, Gray has pitched six innings, giving up four hits and two earned runs. Unfortunately for Gray, the Yankees offense has scored a combined one run in his two starts.
The Under is 6–1 in Mets last 7 inter-league road games vs. a right-handed starter, the Under is 4–1 in Mets last 5 inter-league games and the Under is 6–2 in Mets last 8 overall.
The Under is 6–1 in Yankees last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, the Under is 5–1 in Yankees last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and the Under is 19–9–2 in Yankees last 30 overall.
This is a marquee pitching matchup between these two teams and it should make for an exciting game. I see this matchup as another low scoring game which is why I recommend taking the Under.