Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday June 4th, 2015. At 9:40 PM EST.
The (29-24) New York Mets of the National League East Division will travel from San Diego, where they are playing on June 3rd. To the “GRAND CANYON STATE”. For the start of a four-game set. New York will play the (22-27) Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League West in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Mets must finish their West Coast road trip strong from June 4-7. The Arizona Diamondbacks are hitting the baseball well and could make a run at a 2015 MLB playoff spot. The opening betting line has the New York Mets as a -145 road favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 8′ runs for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 New York Mets have won two of three. The series finale in San Diego is on June 3rd. The Mets are in second place in the NL East, a half-game behind Washington. New York is only 8-16 away from home this season.
*First Baseman Lucas Duda has a team-high .293 batting average, with nine home runs and a .392 on base percentage.
*Second Baseman Daniel Murphy leads the team in runs batted in and hits.
*The Mets have a .394 slugging percentage.
*Forty-two year old Bartolo Colon leads the pitching rotation with eight wins.
*Starter Jacob deGrom has staff high 2.41 earned run average with seventy-one strikeouts.
*Mets pitching has given up a forty-seven long ball to the opposition.
*The Mets return to “QUEENS” for an eight-game homestand on Tuesday June 9th, hosting San Francisco.
*The Mets have fourteen players out of the lineup with injuries.
.*Third Baseman David Right and Catcher Travis d’Arnaud are the most notable everyday players out of the lineup.
*The Mets are 1-8 their last nine baseball games on the road.
*The betting odds over the total are 8-2 the Mets last ten MLB contests on grass.
The New York Mets are 5-5 their last ten Winning Sports Handicappers Picks overall, going over the betting odds total eight times and staying under the betting odds total twice. New York will send Right Hander Matt Harvey, who is (5-3) with a 3.10 ERA to the mound for the first game of the series. The New London, Connecticut native threw eight innings, giving up six hits and four runs his last start on May 29th, a 4-3 home loss to Miami.
*Bovada.Lv has the New York Mets at 12/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
*The betting odds under the total are 0-4 the last four times the team have met.
*New York is 6-2 the last eight between the teams.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks are on a two-game win streak, including a 9-8 home win against Atlanta on June 3rd. Arizona is fourth in the Division, six games from the top position. Arizona is 13-14 atChase Field this season.
*Paul Goldschmidt is playing at an All-Star level.
*The First Baseman leads the team with a .349 batting average and four other major categories.
*The batting order has hit fifty home runs this season.
*Starting Pitcher Rubby De La Rosa has a staff best four wins and sixty-seven strikeouts.
*Chase Anderson leads the pitching rotation with a 3.26 ERA.
*Arizona has its problems with injuries. Eleven players are on the disabled list.
*Arizona will begin an eight-game road trip beginning on June 8th in Southern California against the Dodgers.
*The betting odds over the total are 12-2-2 Arizona last sixteen baseball contest at home.
*The Diamondbacks are 9-4 their last thirteen MLB contests as a betting odds underdog.
*Arizona are 4-6 the last ten meetings between the teams.
Arizona are 4-6 their last ten overall. Going over the betting odds total six times, staying under the betting odds total three and has a push.
The Right, Handed Jeremy Hellickson, who is (3-3) with a 5.08 Earned Run Average, will be on the hill. The 6’1″ 190 pound Des Moines, Iowa native pitched six innings, giving up five hits and a two runs his last start on May 30th, a 7-3 Victory in Milwaukee.
*The Arizona Diamondbacks are 120/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League title.