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New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Mets will visit the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for the first of a two-game set on Monday, August 22nd.

The Mets lead the National League East at 79-44, which includes a 39-25 record when playing away from Citi Field. The Yankees are in first place in the American League East with a record of 74-48, highlighted by a sturdy 43-20 record at home.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Mets send RHP Max Scherzer to the hill against the Yanks’ second-ranked scoring offense on Monday night (5.02 RSPG), who’s been lights out in his first campaign with New York sitting 9-2 with a 2.15 ERA across 17 starts this season (0.93 WHIP), which already includes a dominant outing against the Yankees (7 IP, 0 ER).

On the other hand, the Yankees send RHP Domingo German to the mound against the Mets’ fifth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.80 RSPG), who’s posted lackluster numbers since returning from injury sitting 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA across six starts on the year (1.41 WHIP), which already includes a lackluster outing against the Mets (4.2 IP, 2 ER).

I’ll back the Mets to cover here, as Scherzer has tossed six innings or more and allowed two runs or less in 10 of his last 11 appearances for the Mets (1.75 ERA, 0.92 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Yankees and German, who’s 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA across four career starts against New York (1.18 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Mets 5, Yankees 2
Best Bet: Mets -1.5 (+105)

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – MLB Network

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The Mets lost three of four matchups against the Braves last week, however, they followed that up by taking three of four matchups against the Phillies in their following series over the weekend. Game 1 with Atlanta was the Mets' worst of the last eight, allowing 13 runs en route to a 13-1 loss.

The Yankees have dropped six consecutive series to the Rays, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Cardinals, and Mariners. The Yankees' latest skid is their worst of the season thus far, sitting 4-14 in their last 18 games, despite getting tagged as favorites in 16 of those. matchups.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Mets: Max Scherzer (9-2, 2.15 ERA)

Max Scherzer takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 18th start of the season for the Mets in this contest. He comes in 9-2 with a 2.15 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, 20 walks and 134 strikeouts over 109 innings of work on the year. The 38-year-old right-hander lifted the Mets to win on the road over the Braves on August 17th. Scherzer tossed 6.1 innings in the 7-9 win, while giving up four runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. Pitching on the road this season, Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, 11 walks and 74 strikeouts over 56.1 innings in nine starts.

Yankees: Domingo Germán (1-2, 4.45 ERA)

The Yankees’ right-hander Domingo Germán takes the mound for his seventh start of the season. Germán looks to improve on a 1-2 record and 4.45 ERA in 28.1 innings, while striking out 23, walking nine batters, and posting a 1.41 WHIP. Germán received a no-decision in his most recent start against Tampa Bay, as the Yankees’ right-hander surrendered three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts during the Yankees’ 8-7 home victory on August 17th. Germán owns a 1-0 home record this season in two starts at Yankee Stadium. In those outings, he has posted a 4.66 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP, four walks, and seven strikeouts in 9.2 innings of work.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees – Series History

The Mets owned the 2021 regular season series against the Yankees, producing a 4-2 mark. The Mets are also 2-0 in this year's season series with the Yankees.

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