New York Yankees vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 23 (8/23): MLB

New York Yankees vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 23 (8/23): MLB

Credit: photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -115
Yankees run line -1.5 (+160)
Mets money line +100
Mets run line +1.5 (-189)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees  New York Mets
Record 75-48 79-45
Home / road record 44-20 39-26
Last 10 record 4-6 5-5
Streak W2 L1
Over / under record 57-61-5 63-54-7
Runs / game 5.03 4.76
Runs allowed / game 3.53 3.73

 

Preview

The New York Mets and the New York Yankees will play the 2nd game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Yankees got the win 4-2 in the first game of the short series. Judge’s third-inning home run off Scherzer and fifth-inning doubles by Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi, who added an RBI single in the seventh. Germán gave up two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings.

 

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 75-48 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 5.03 runs per game. They're batting for .240 AVG, 613 runs scored in 983 hits and 197 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league, behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .293 with 46 home runs and 102 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.53 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. All-Star Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.68 ERA, 133 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:  Frankie Montas (4-10, 3.87 ERA)

Montas will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Yankees. On Thursday against Toronto, Montas was charged with the loss after pitching six innings and surrendering six runs on eight hits, a walk, and two strikeouts. He has given up 2 runs on 1 hit with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 1 inning versus the Mets in his career.

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 79-45 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.76 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 590 runs scored in 1081 hits and 125 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Jeff McNeil is batting for .321 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 30 home runs and 102 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.73 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.26 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded with the NY Mets.

Probable Pitcher:   Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.36 ERA)

Walker will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Mets. Walker was forced to leave his start against Atlanta last Tuesday due to back spasms, and he was unable to start on Sunday. After a couple more days of recovery, Walker will resume playing. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 4.14 and 33 strikeouts in 7 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Mets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against NY Yankees.

NY Mets are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 13 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees.

NY Yankees are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games at home.

NY Yankees are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

The Yankees bounced back and beat the Mets with Scherzer on the mound and will look for another win by sending Frankie Montas to the mound who is still adapting to his new team as he was pounded in his last start. Taijuan Walker will start for the Mets who has been up and down this season and allowed 3 runs in his last start vs Yankees. The Bombers will be motivated and it's hard to believe that Montas will continue to struggle so I expect him to be better this time. Take the Yankees.

PICK: Yankees ML (-115) 

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