Arizona Diamondbacks (76-71) vs. New York Mets (67-78)
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets 9/14/23 – As Major League Baseball heads into its final stretch of regular season play, Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets will clash at Citi Field on September 14, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET for what promises to be an intense clash; Arizona currently owns an impressive record of 76-71 while their rivals – New York are trailing with only 67-78 records so be sure to watch live via MLBN for all the action!
Arizona Diamondbacks remain competitive for playoff contention despite recent struggles. Boasting a batting average of 0.252, they have amassed 678 runs and 1244 hits so far this year; homer count stands at 157; on-base percentage stands at 0.323; slugging percentage stands at 0.414; pitching has an ERA of 4.57 with WHIP 1.34 while their pitchers issued 476 walks while collecting 1215 strikeouts to limit opponents to an average batting average of 0.253 against them this season.
The New York Mets have experienced an up and down season this year. Averaging just 0.238 on bat, they’ve scored 635 runs from 1143 hits, hit 193 homers, posted an on-base percentage of 0.318 (slightly lower than Diamondbacks), slugged 0.408 home runs, had 545 walks issued against them while striking out 1238 times and boasted opponents having an batting average against them of just 0.249 against. For free MLB picks and more, stay tuned for this exciting matchup between the Diamondbacks and the Mets at Citi Field.
team vs. team Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 4:10 PM ET|
Merrill Kelly (11-6, 3.16 ERA) vs. Kodai Senga (10-7, 3.07 ERA)
Merrill Kelly has been an invaluable pillar for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. Boasting an 11-6 win-loss record and an ERA of 3.16, Kelly has consistently delivered strong performances over 154 innings pitched – only allowing 125 hits, 58 walks, and striking out 165 batters while maintaining excellent control. One of Kelly’s key strengths on the mound is adaptability; he can adjust his strategy depending on situational changes to adapt his pitching approach accordingly. His low ERA and strategic pitching may make him an adversarial opponent for Mets players; although his track record against them needs improvement.
Kodai Senga of the New York Mets enters this game with impressive stats, boasting a 10-7 win-loss record and an ERA of 3.07. In 149.1 innings pitched so far, Senga has become something of a strikeout machine racking up 181 strikeouts while only surrendering 114 hits and 70 walks over those innings; these strong strikeout numbers indicate his ability to dismantle opposing batting lineups; they could make him a game-changer; Senga has combined his high strikeout rate and solid ERA with their team’s recent home success for an edge against his counterpart Senga in this pitching duel.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -116, Total Odds: 7.5
As per current betting odds, the New York Mets are slight favorites with a moneyline at -116 and an over/under of 7.5 runs in line with both teams’ recent trends of low scoring games.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona has seen 5 of their last 7 games end up under, suggesting their games have recently been low-scoring affairs. Furthermore, Arizona has struggled against the Mets of late; going 1-6 against them this season and going 2-14 SU in 16 road games against them since 2013.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have shown great home game dominance this season at Citi Field, winning five out of their seven home contests against National League West Division opponents and going 14-2 SU during that span. Betting trends point towards low scoring contests; four of their six contests saw totals go UNDER in this timeframe.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets 9/14/23 Betting Picks
Based on current form, head-to-head matchups and pitcher performance, the New York Mets appear to be the safer bet in this matchup. Their home record against Arizona has been particularly strong; furthermore, given both teams’ UNDER trends and pitcher performance on both squads on Saturday, this game may also likely end up as low-scoring affair.
Bettors looking for prop bets might want to consider betting against both starters in terms of total strikeouts. Betting on an under total might prove most fruitful. For free sports picks and more betting insights, keep an eye on these prop bets for an added layer of excitement to the game.
Free Pick and Prediction: New York Mets 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2.