New York Yankees Vs. New York Mets (7/26/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

The Yankees are 66-31, first place in the American League East, -3500to win the division; they’ve won the AL East once since 2013.  New York (A) iw +380 a to win their first World Series since 2009; New York has won a major league record 27 World Series titles. 

This season, the Mets lead the National League East with a record of 59-37; they’re currently -175 to win the division.  New York’s (N) last appearance in the playoffs was 2016; losing in the Wild Card Game to the San Francisco Giants.  The Mets are +800 to win the 2022 World Series, they last won the championship in 1986 and the New Yorkers last appearance in the Fall Classic was 2015.

New York Yankees Vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

The Yankees are 6-2 in their last eight interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.  Over is 4-0-1 in New York’s (A) last five interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter.  The Yankees are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. National League East opponents.  Over is 3-0-1 in New York’s (A) last four vs. National League East foes. 

The Mets have won five out of the last seven games against the Yankees.   New York (N) is 4-1 in their last five games vs. a left-handed starter.  Over is 4-1 in the Mets last five interleague games vs. a left-handed starter.  New York (N) is 22-6 in their last 28 during game one of a series.  Over is 12-5 in the Mets last 17 during game one of a series.

New York Yankees Starting Lineup

1B D.J. LeMahieu R
CF A. Judge R
DH A. Rizzo L
RF G. Stanton R
3B J. Donaldson R
2B G. Torres R
LF A. Hicks S
SS I. Kiner-Falefa R
C J. Trevino R

New York Yankees Vs. Taijuan Walker (R)

This season Aaron Judge leads the majors in home runs (37) and total bases (232).  Additionally, he’s slugging .650, second in the big leagues with an OPS of 1.025 and has driven in 81 runs to lead the American League.  The 30-year-old leads the club with a .294 batting average and has a WAR of 5.1 this season.  An All-Star starter this season, Judge is +105 to win the 2022 American League MVP: only behind the Angels Shohei Ohtani.

Giancarlo Stanton is second on the club in home runs (24) and runs batted in (61) with 144 total bases.  In his fifth season as a Yankee, the 2022 All-Star Game MVP is slugging .498 with a .807 OPS.   Against the Mets in 119, the 32-year-old has mashed 37 home runs and driven in 87 runs in. 

Anthony Rizzo has slammed 22 home runs this season (third on the Yankees) while knocking in 57 runs with 155 total bases this year.  The first baseman has a .483 slugging percentage with an OPS of .820 in 2022.  The lefty slugger has hit 16 home runs, driven in 38 runs in 215 career at-bats against New York (N).  Gleyber Torres has hit 15 home runs and driven in 43 runs this season for New York. The second baseman is hitting .266 with 146 total bases and a .480 slugging percentage.  Matt Carpenter has been unbelievable for the Yankees signing with the club in May.  The 12-year veteran is hitting .323 while belting 14 home runs in 93 at-bats.  The 36-year-old has knocked in 35 runs with a .828 slugging percentage and an OPS of 1.270 in 2022.  In 174 career at-bats against Mets pitching, Carpenter has hit three home runs, driven in 15 runs with a .681 OPS.

Jose Trevino is hitting .264 in his season as a Yankee after playing the last year with the Texas Rangers on the season.  The All-Star catcher has seven home runs, 29 runs batted in with a .429 slugging percentage and an OPS of .736 this season.

This season, Taijuan Walker is 7-2 in 16 starts with a 2.55 ERA.  He’s struck out 73 batters and allowed 26 runs in 91 2/3 innings with a 1.091 WHIP in 2022.   Walker has won 49 games in his career with a 3.82 ERA while striking out 747 hitters in 832 1/3 innings. 

New York Mets Starting Lineup

CF B. Nimmo L
RF S. Marte R
SS F. Lindor S
1B Pete Alonso R
3B E. Escobar S
LF M. Canha R
2B J. McNeil L
DH J.D. Davis R
C T. Nido R

New York Mets Vs. Jordan Montgomery (L)

Pete Alonso leads the major leagues in runs batted in with 82 this season.  The Mets first baseman is currently third in the National League in home runs with 25.  Additionally, he has 189 total bases, an OPS of .883 with a .534 slugging percentage.  Alonso, an All-Star this season is +1500 to win his first National League MVP award.  In his 16 career games against the Yankees the Mets thumper has hit five home runs, knocking in 14 runs with a .417 slugging percentage.

Francisco Lindor is batting .247 with 16 home runs and 66 runs batted in: fifth in the National League.  The Mets shortstop is second on the club in total bases with 159, a .427 slugging percentage and an OPS of .749 in 2022.  Playing for Cleveland and New York (N), the 28-year-old is hitting .317 with 10 home runs, 21 runs batted in with 96 total bases.  Jeff McNeil is a lifetime .298 career hitter and hitting .293 this season.  New York’s number one has hit four home runs, driven in 35 runs with 117 total bases for an OPS of .764 in 2022.  A two-time All-Star, he’s hitting .390 against the Yankees in 59 at-bats; 23 hit overall.

Starling Marte in his first season as a Met has 30 extra base hits (nine home runs), 41 runs driven in with a .296 batting average.  An All-Star this season, the 33-year-old has 147 total bases, an OPS of .800 while slugging .454 this campaign.  Brandon Nimmo, in his seventh season, is batting .266 with 31 extra base hits, 33 runs batted in with an OPS of .777 while playing excellent defense in centerfield for the Mets.  Mark Canha has hit seven home runs, driven in 32 runs with 102 total bases in his first campaign in New York.  The former Oakland Athletic has an OPS of .754 with a .372 on-base percentage.

Jordan Montgomery is 3-2 in 19 starts this season with a 3.24 ERA.  He’s struck out 88 batters and allowed 39 earned runs in 108 1/3 innings with a 1.052 WHIP in 2022.  In three career starts against the Mets, Montgomery is 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA, 18 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.

New York Yankees Vs. New York Mets Picks & Prediction

Offensively, the Yankees are scoring 5.36 runs per nine innings, first overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .246, 12th in the league, and their OPS is .776, first in baseball.  New York’s (A) pitching staff is allowing 3.30 runs per nine innings, second in MLB with opponents’ batting .217 with an OPS of .632 against the club, third in the big leagues in both categories.

The Mets are averaging 4.70 runs per nine innings, seventh overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .252, eighth in the league, and their OPS is .718, 12th in baseball.  New York’s (N) pitching staff is allowing 3.83 runs per nine innings, fourth in MLB with opponents’ batting .233, sixth in the majors with an OPS of .674 against the club, sixth in the big leagues. 

This past weekend Aaron Judge carried the Yankees as he blasted three home runs and drove in eight runs in the three-game series against the Orioles.  The Mets bats were quiet in the weekend series vs. the Padres scoring only two runs combined in the first two games but scored eight runs on Sunday in the series finale against San Diego.  Pete Alonso delivered the biggest blow of the game, smashing a three-run homer in the sixth inning of the win.  I’m going to go with the Mets as a 1.5 run underdog to their rivals from the Bronx as the clubs combine for under eight runs.

Scott has been a sports fan since he received a New York Mets jacket as a toddler. He’s been playing fantasy baseball and football for over 20 years, dating back to Frank Thomas being one of his first fantasy baseball picks. As a professional, he has covered the NFL, MLB, NCAAF, and NCAAB and is looked to as the go-to guy for fantasy sports amongst family, friends, and co-workers.

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