Yankees And Mets Begin Subway Series In Queens

Yankees vs. Mets Predictions 2017

The New York Yankees and New York Mets meet on Monday for the first game of the four-game Subway Series at Citi Field.

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New York Mets at New York Yankees Betting Prediction

  • When: August 14, 2017, 7:08 PM ET
  • Where: Yankee Stadium
  • Moneyline: Yankees -174 vs Mets +164
  • Over/Under: 10
  • Coverage: ESPN

New York Yankees Analysis

The Yankees are coming off a series loss to their rivals, the Boston Red Sox, which was their second consecutive series loss to an AL East team.

The Yankees dropped the last two games of their rivalry series against the Red Sox, including a 3-2 loss in the series finale on Sunday Night Baseball.

Now, the Yankees have lost four of their last six games and find themselves 5.5 games behind the Red Sox, who have the AL East lead.

In the Wildcard standings, the Yankees saw their lead drop to 1.5 games over the weekend, and the team now finds itself on the verge of missing the playoffs all together.

Over the weekend, Masahiro Tanaka joined Michael Pineda on the DL. Despite his struggles this season, Tanaka had pitched well in his last three starts and would have helped the team down the stretch.

Sonny Gray, who the team traded for to give them more depth heading into the playoffs, is still looking for his first win as a member of the Yankees.

Aaron Judge, who led the league in home runs going into the All-Star break, has also been in a slump since the break and another reason why the Yankees have struggled recently.

The Yankees have dominated their series against the Mets, but the other New York team is playing well right now and fighting for a playoff spot, so it will be an interesting series to say the least.

Starting Pitcher Analysis

Luis Cessa will get the start for the Yankees in the first game of the series. In four starts, Cessa is 0-3 with a 4.83 ERA.

However, he has spent most of the season in the bullpen and hasn’t pitched more than five innings in a game this year. The Yankees will be hoping he can give them a quality start because of the injuries to their starting rotation.Yankees Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets

New York Mets Analysis

The Mets are winners of four of their last six games and find themselves 11 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for the final two Wildcard playoff spots.

Even though they are still far behind the Wildcard leaders, they can still catch up to them if they continue playing well and the teams ahead of them go into slumps.

The New York Mets head into this series attempting to build on their series closing 6-2 win over the Phillies, giving the Mets three wins in the four game set.

Curtis Granderson stole the show, going 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Michael Conforto also homered, going 1 for 5 with two RBIs, while Wilmer Flores chipped in a run of his own in the win.

Like the Yankees, the Mets starting rotation has been hit by injuries, which is one of the reasons the team has been disappointing this year.

Their hitters also haven’t done them any favors as the team ranks 20th in batting average and 18th in runs scored this season.

Starting Pitcher Analysis

Rafael Montero will get the start for the Mets. In nine starts, Montero is 1-8 with a 6.06 ERA.

The Mets sent him down to the minors in June and he pitched well when he was called up a few weeks later. However, he has returned to his old form and has allowed 13 runs in his last three starts.

Mets Betting Trends

  • NY Mets is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games

Pick and Prediction

Both starting pitchers are having awful seasons, which makes this a difficult game to call. Since the Yankees are the better hitting team, I’m picking them to get a close victory over the Mets.

 
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