The MLB is back in action on Friday evening as the New York Yankees will clash with the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York in game one of their three-game series. The Yankees will give the nod to Masahiro Tanaka and the Mets will counter will Jacob deGrom.
New York Yankees Form
The New York Yankees are on a quest to be the top team in the American League East. However, they are facing a strong competition in the Red Sox. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games after beating the Blue Jays twice. They were dominant in the last game against the Jays with a score of 3-0. The Yankees have averaged 5.32 runs per game and have allowed 3.96 runs per game on the road so far.
Masahiro Tanaka record against the Mets stands at 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts with all three starts coming here at Citi Field.
On the offensive side of the game, the Yankees have been very good as they are the 1st in the league in scoring, putting up 5.59 runs per game, while also being placed 8th in hitting at .255 and 1st in homers with a total of 98 so far. On the mound, they have are solid as they are placed on the 11th in the league in ERA at 3.64, while also being the 3rd team in WHIP at 1.18 and 5th in K’s with 594.
New York Mets Form
The New York Mets are struggling at home this season. Their home record stands at 12-19 after losing to the Orioles by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night. They have some serious problems with the offence this season. They scored one total run in the game against the Orioles team that is one of the worst in the league. The Mets need to improve if they want to get something out of this game. The Mets have averaged 3.16 runs per game and have allowed 4.13 runs per game here at home for the year so far.
Jacob deGrom record against the Yankees stands at 1-3 with a 4.10 ERA in four starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Mets have been poor as they are placed on the 28th place in the league in scoring, putting up 3.92 runs per game, while also being placed on the 24th spot in hitting at .233 and 25th in homers with a total of 59 so far. On the mound, they have some average stats as they are placed on the 16th spot in the league in ERA at 4.12 while also holding the 18th spot in WHIP at 1.33 and 7th in K’s with 557.
The Mets are heading into this game with some poor offensive stats so far. On the other side, the offence of the Yankees is one of the best in the league and they are the clear favourites to win this game. Go for the Yankees.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Yankees vs. New York Mets on 6/8/2018 is: Take the New York Yankees +1.5 (run line bet)
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