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New York Yankees at New York Mets Picks & Betting Tips - Mets Could Take Game 2

  • Yankees & Mets continue their weekend Subway Series on Saturday
  • First pitch is slated for 7:40 p.m. (ET) at Citi Field
  • Corey Kluber ( 4-3, 3.69 ERA 1.28 WHIP) gets the ball for the Yankees
  • Mets counter with Taijuan Walker ( 7-9, 4.15 ERA, 1.19 WHIP)
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    New York Yankees at New York Mets Picks & Betting Tips
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New York Yankees at New York Mets Picks & Betting Tips


This game features teams that are fighting for their playoff lives. 

The Yankees (78-63) are currently hanging onto the final AL playoff spot. They are one-half game ahead of Toronto and one game behind Boston for fourth place with 20 games left.

The Yankees have lost seven straight and are 2-8 in their last 10 contests.

The Yankees are 11-7 in interleague play, 38-32 on the road, and 52-40 against RHPs. 

Corey Kluber is making his third start for the Yankees since coming off of the injured list. He has not gone more than 4 innings of any of his last three outings, allowing 11 hits along with 9 runs (3 HRs) while striking out 16 and walking 8. 

The Mets (71-71) have a lot of work to do to make the playoffs. They are behind three teams and are 4 games out of the final playoff spot. 

The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 and 14-16 in their previous 30 contests. 

The Mets are 42-27 at home, 54-42 against RHPs, and 8-8 in interleague play.

Walker has been awful in the second half of the season, going 0-6 in 9 starts with a 7.36 ERA over 44 innings of work. The long ball has been a problem for Walker as he has permitted 14 homers, and opponents have produced a .264/.337.546 hitting line over these nine contests.

Head-to-Head 


The Mets defeated the Yankees 10-3 in Game 1 on Friday as they pounded out 11 hits with Javier Baez (3-for-4) leading four players with multi-hits. Tyler Meagil picked up the win as he scattered four hits and struck out 10 in 7 innings.  

The Mets lead the series 3-1 in 2020, and they have won 6 of the 11 matchups over the last three years, including 3 of 4 at Citi Field.

The Mets have outscored the Yankees 30-18 in the first four games of the series this year.

The Yankees lead the all-time series 75-57. 

New York Yankees Form


New York has lost seven straight and 11 of 13.

The Yankees owns a 2-7 record in September, being outscored 51-29.

The Yankees began the month by salvaging the final game of their three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in LA as Gerrit Cole scattered four hits and struck out 15 in 7 innings of work.

The Yankees returned home and took the opening game of their three-game series against Baltimore in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 11th on a Giancarlo Stanton RBI single. However, they dropped the final two contests by one run each.

The Yankees were trounced by Toronto in their last series 4-0 as they were outscored 25-8.

The Yankees offense averages 2.6 runs while compiling a slash line of .225/.287/.378 over the last 14 games.

During this stretch 14 game stretch, the Yankees pitching staff has compiled a 3-11 record with a 4.38 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and .248 OBA.

New York Mets Form


New York snapped a two-game losing streak with Friday’s 10-3 win over the Yankees.

New York is 6-4 in September, outscoring their opponents 62-40.

The Mets got off to a great start by winning their first three games. After seeing their Sept. 1 contest against Miami postponed, the Mets returned the next day and defeated the Marlins 4-3 to sweep the Fish at Citi Field in a short two-game series. 

The Mets took three of the five games against the Nationals in Washington. The Mets then defeated the Marlins in Game 1 of a three-game set before dropping the last two contests by a solo run apiece.     

The Mets offense averages 5.7 runs over the last 14 games while compiling a slash line of .265/.337/.476.

The Mets pitching staff is 9-5 over the last 14 games with a 3.20 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .235 OBA.  

Verdict

The Yankees are far from in-form, and they are sending Corey Kluber, who has struggled and been surprisingly wild recently, to the mound. The Yanks have lost each of the last three games that Kluber has started and are 6-6 in his outings this year.

More importantly, the Yankees have struggled at the plate in September, and their bullpen, which has seen lots of work recently, has also been bad lately.

The Mets have been in pretty good form over the last two weeks. They have also played well at home recently and have been swinging the bat extremely well.

While Walker has struggled mightily in the second half, he has pitched decently well at Citi Field this year, particularly in the last two outings there. In addition, he threw the ball pretty well against the Yankees earlier in the year and has fared better during night games.

Best Bet: NY Mets Moneyline @110 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Over 8 Runs Total Runs @-105.26 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units

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