Getting the start for the Mets (47-53, 24-31 away) will be José Quintana against Carlos Rodón for the Yankees (53-48, 31-24 home). Today marks game two of their series, with the Mets currently holding the 1-0 lead. Read on to see my best bet for this New York Mets vs. New York Yankees matchup.
NEW YORK METS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Mets +130
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK METS:
- The Mets will be taking on a Yankees club that is just 4-6 over their last ten games.
- New York has the leg up over the Yankees so far this year at 2-1.
- The Yankees’ are just 0-3 in Carlos Rodón’s three starts.
NEW YORK METS LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
Leading up to today’s game, the Mets are 4th in the NL East on a record of 47-53. Overall, they have played in 33 different series, going 11-18-4. When playing above .500 teams, the Mets are 47-53, and currently hold win percentages of 51.1% at home and 43.6% on the road.
The last time Quintana toed the rubber, he tossed five frames as the Mets were defeated by the White Sox (6-2). The southpaw yielded six hits and two earned runs in the outing.
So far this season, the Mets’ has gone deep 126 times, placing them 11th in the league. Over New York’s previous five games, they are 15th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.5 runs per game putting them 19th in the league. The Mets’ overall team batting average stands at .238 along with an OBP of .318.
Pete Alonso has been a key contributor to the New York Mets’ offensive performance this season, boasting a .218 batting average and .504 slugging percentage. Over the past ten games, Alonso has been on fire at the plate, leading the team in hits with a .292 average.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Yankees have put together a record of 53-48 and are 5th in the AL East, putting them nine games out of first place. New York’s overall series record sits at 16-12-5. On the road, they have gone 22-24 and 31-24 at home.
Today marks Carlos Rodón’s fourth outing of the season, and he has yet to secure a win. His overall record stands at 0-3, with an ERA of 7.36 and OBP allowed of .304. In his three appearances, Rodón has struck out 11 batters and holds a WHIP of 1.43. On the road, his ERA is 9.83 compared to 3.38 at home.
Carlos Rodón’s last start against the Angels resulted in a 7-3 loss for the Yankees. He pitched 4 1/3 innings, yielding six runs on four hits.
For the season, the Yankees’ offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 8th in the league in scoring, with a total of 24 runs. Overall, New York’s team batting average is .230, putting them 17th in the MLB.
Gleyber Torres has been the Yankees’ offensive leader over the past ten games, hitting three home runs and bringing his season total to 16. The shortstop is batting .264 for the 2023 campaign.