The New York Mets take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series at Chase Field. This MLB betting preview features an overview of the upcoming games. We’ll also feature the best odds available among New York online sportsbooks and our favorite betting picks.
Major League Baseball’s first team to reach 10 wins heading into the weekend are the Mets. They’ll be looking to pad their win total in a favorable matchup. It’s a complete mismatch on one side with one of the best defenses going against an opponent with a paltry .176 team batting average.
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Series Schedule, Pitching Matchups
- Saturday – 8:10 PM ET – Williams (0-1) vs. Castellanos
- Sunday – 4:10 PM ET – Megill (2-0) vs. Bumgarner (0-1)
Best New York Mets Odds Available vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Mets continued their winning ways on Friday night. It may have taken extra innings, but they were able to bring home the game-winning run on a controversial first base call. Starling Marte was initially called out on a bang-bang play at the plate. However, a review overruled the call, making Jeff McNeil the runner to make it home.
Saturday’s Top Player Props and Game Picks
New York Mets – Over 4.5 team total runs
As you’d expect for a bullpen game for both teams, oddsmakers are expecting a double-digit run total. It’s hard to trust Arizona’s offense on any given day. While we like the Mets to take another one here, a more reliable bet is taking them to score at least five runs today.
Pete Alonso – Over on Total Bases
We do not know the batting lineup at the time of this update, but a bullpen game brings a lot of possibilities on player props. Wagers on total bases bring a little bit better odds than simply selecting hits. Assuming Alonso plays today, we like him to get at least a hit and run around on the bases today. Francisco Lindor didn’t work out on total bases on Friday night, but he did collect an RBI and got on base with a single in extra innings.
Results From Friday’s Betting Picks
Game Total – Under 8.5 (L)
The total under is going to be a popular pick for this game, and for good reason. Arizona has struggled to score all season. They’ll be up against David Peterson, who has given up just six hits and no runs over 8.1 innings pitched.
No Runs – First Inning (W)
Arizona lacks considerably on offense, but the starting rotation has a few good hurlers. Zac Gallen is one of them. He allowed two hits over four innings in his first start of the season. At the time of this writing, DraftKings Sportsbook has -120 odds for no runs in the first inning.
Francisco Lindor – Over on Total Bases (L)
He went 0-for-5 in the lone loss against San Francisco, but in the three victories, he collected 12 total bases and 7 hits. He’s been a consistent offensive threat. Even in what could be a pitcher’s duel, we like Lindor to build up an offensive streak in Arizona this weekend.
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