The Diamondbacks (81-72, 38-37 away) travel to take on the Yankees (77-76, 40-38 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Brandon Pfaadt is getting the start for the Diamondbacks while Luke Weaver is starting for the Yankees. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Yankees showdown at Yankee Stadium.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Yankees -125
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 ET on Friday, September 22nd.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK YANKEES:
- The Yankees have gone 8-2 in their ten games at home.
- On the road, the Diamondbacks have dropped three straight games.
- The Diamondbacks are just 1-2 in Brandon Pfaadt’s last five starts.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
On a record of 81-72, the Diamondbacks are 2nd in the NL West. At home, they have put together a win percent of 55.1% compared to 50.7% on the road. This season, Arizona has gone 32-39 against teams who are above .500, and hold an overall series record of 27-19-4.
Brandon Pfaadt takes the mound for Arizona with a 2-8 record and an ERA of 5.86. Across 17 appearances, he has compiled 8.16 strikeouts per nine innings and a FIP of 5.48, as well as an OBP of .325.
The Diamondbacks emerged victorious the last time Brandon Pfaadt toed the rubber, defeating the Cubs 6-4. The righty hurled 5 1/3 frames, surrendering four hits and no earned runs while adding a W to his ledger.
For the season, the Diamondbacks are 8th in batting average, hitting a combined .253. Over their last ten games, they have hit .263 which is 6th in that span. Arizona’s average of 4.7 runs per game puts them 12th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 162 times and have a team slugging percentage of .415.
The Diamondbacks’ offensive leader, Ketel Marte, has been a consistent presence in the lineup this season. His batting average of .279 is the highest on the team, and he also boasts an impressive .491 slugging percentage and .361 on-base percentage.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Entering game 154 of their season, the Yankees are 18 games out in the AL East and are in 4th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 21-21-7. New York’s road winning percent is currently 49.3% (37-38) compared to 51.3% at home (40-38).
The Yankees will turn to Luke Weaver, who has a 2-5 record in 27 appearances this season. His ERA is 6.77, and his K/9 is 7.87. He has a FIP of 5.71 and an OBP of .353 so far in 2023.
Luke Weaver was unable to secure a victory against the Pirates, as he gave up three runs and four hits in his last outing. Despite Weaver’s performance, the Yankees were able to come away with a 6-3 win.
The Yankees have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 5th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 8th in home runs and 20th in slugging percentage. Overall, New York is averaging 4.2 runs per game (22nd).
Aaron Judge leads the Yankees in home runs this season, with 32 round-trippers and 64 RBIs. His slugging percentage is a robust .576, making him one of the most dangerous hitters in the league.