Going into game two of this National League showdown, the Mets (65-78, 35-34 home) are giving the start to Jose Butto. On the other side, the Diamondbacks (76-69, 38-34 away) are rolling with Ryne Nelson. Don’t miss my prediction for today’s Arizona Diamondbacks versus New York Mets game in New York.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -110
This game will be played at Citi Field at 7:10 ET on Tuesday, September 12th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- Coming into the game, the Mets have gone just 4-6 in their last ten home games.
- The Mets head into the game having lost three straight matchups as the moneyline favorite.
- The Mets’ are just 1-2 in Jose Butto’s three starts.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN NL WEST
With an overall record of 76-69, the Diamondbacks are 2nd in the NL West. When playing at home, they are 38-35 and 38-34. So far, Arizona has a record of 41-41 against below .500 teams and have played in 48 series, going 26-18-4.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ryne Nelson has compiled a 7-7 record and 5.30 ERA in 2023. On the road, he has posted an ERA of 4.02, while his home ERA stands at 9.50. Nelson’s WHIP for the season is 1.42 with a batting average allowed of .287, and opposing teams have slugged .518 against him.
Ryne Nelson earned the victory in the Diamondbacks’ 6-2 win over the Cubs, surrendering one run on two hits in his most recent outing.
Over their last five games, the Diamondbacks are ranked 15th in the league in scoring at 3.2 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.6 per contest puts them 13th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Arizona is 12th, with an OBP currently sitting at .323. The team’s collective batting average is .253 (9th).
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Corbin Carroll has been one of the team’s most productive offensive players this season. Heading into today’s game, Carroll boasts a .281 batting average and has driven in 69 runs, while also hitting 24 home runs.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Mets are 4th in the NL East on an overall record of 65-78. So far, they have played in 47 series, and are below .500 at 16-25-6. This season, the Mets are 35-34 at home and 30-44 on the road.
The Mets will turn to starter Jose Butto, who has an overall record of 0-2. Through five appearances, his ERA stands at 3.86 and he has a K/9 of 6.86. Additionally, Butto’s FIP is 4.50 and opponents have a .337 OBP against him this season.
In his most recent outing, Jose Butto delivered a quality 6 1/3 innings of work, allowing two runs yet not earning a decision. Despite his valiant effort, the Mets ultimately fell to the Nationals 3-2.
This season, the Mets are 22nd in the league at 4.3 runs per game. Over their last ten games, they have a combined batting average of .244 (18th) leading to 4.5 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.3 walks per game compared to 8 strikeouts. New York’s on-base percentage of .317 has them 14th in the MLB.
Brandon Nimmo has been a key component of the New York offense this season, boasting a .262 batting average and .451 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been on fire, leading the squad in hits with a .302 average.