Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday July 10th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (42-42) Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League West Division will travel to the “BIG APPLE”. For the first of a three-game series. Arizona takes on the (44-42) New York Mets of the NL East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Citi Field in the Queens section of New York, New York. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Arizona Diamondback has what it take to make a run at a playoff spot in the second half of the 2015 season. The Mets may have to make a few changes to upgrade their roster. The opening betting line has New York as a -130 home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is six and a half runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off of a two-game sweep at Texas. The Diamondbacks are second in the AL West Division, five games behind the first-place Dodgers. Arizona is 20-21 on the road this season.
*First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in all five major offensive categories at the plate.
*Left Fielder David Peralta has a .265 batting average.
*The Arizona offense has a .404 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Chase Anderson leads the rotation with a 3.71 earned run average.
*Relief Pitcher Brad Ziegler has a staff high fourteen saves.
*Arizona pitchers have given up ninety-one homers in the first half of the season.
*Arizona begins the second half of the season at home against San Francisco on Friday July 17th.
*Notable injury: Center Fielder Ender Inciarte is out until the middle of the month with a pulled hamstring.
*The betting odds over the total are 8-3 Arizona last eleven as an underdog.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-1-2 the last nine meetings between the teams.
*The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-3 their last ten 2015 MLB Expert Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total six times, staying under the betting odds total three with a push.
*The Arizona Diamondbacks will have the Right Handed Chase Anderson. Who is (4-2) with a 3.71 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game one of the series. The Wichita State native threw six innings, giving up three hits and three runs his last start on July 3rd, a home no decision against Colorado.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Arizona Diamondbacks at 50/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
The 2015 New York Mets have won three of four. The Mets are 29-14 at home this season. The Mets are in second place in the Division, three-game from the top spot.
*Center Fielder Juan Lagares has a team-best .257 batting average with seventy-eight hits.
*Right Fielder Curtis Granderson has a team-high thirteen homers
*The Mets have a .326 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Jacob DeGrom leads the staff with a 2.14 ERA and has one hundred and twelve strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Jeurys Familia has twenty-four saves.
*Notable injury: Third Baseman David Wright is still on the 15-day disabled list with a bad back.
*The Mets start the second half of the season at St.Louis on July 17th.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-2 the Mets last ten following a victory.
*The betting odds under the total are 7-2-3 the Mets last twelve baseball contests on Friday’s.
The New York Mets are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The Right, Handed Noah Syndergaard, who is (3-4) with a 3.38 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’6″ 240 pounds Mansfield, Texas native went 6.0 innings, giving up two hits and a run. His last start on July 3rd, a 2-1 no decision at the Dodgers.
*The New York Mets are 14/1 to win the 2015 MLB NL Pennant.
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