Yankees vs Diamondbacks MLB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

Yankees vs Diamondbacks MLB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

Written by on April 30, 2019

The New York Yankees will look to extend their winning ways when they hit the road to take on an Arizona Diamondbacks team that will be looking to snap its modest losing streak when the two teams square off in the opener of a two-game Inter-league set on Tuesday night. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value in this matchup.

Yankees vs Diamondbacks MLB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

Starting Pitchers

  • Yankees LH CC Sabathia (1-0, 2.40 ERA)
  • Diamondbacks RH Merrill Kelly (2-2, 3.94)

Why Bet On New York?

New York has won three straight and comes into this contest looking to extend their winning ways after overpowering the San Francisco Giants 11-5 on Sunday to sweep their NL counterparts in a three-game Inter-League series over the weekend. Starting catcher Gary Sanchez, led the way with a home run and three RBI while Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit and Tyler Wade all added two RBI.

Domingo German got the win to improve to 5-1 on the year despite allowing four earned runs in 6.0 innings. For this contest, New York will hand the ball to veteran left-hander CC Sabathia for this start. The 38-year-old, who is planning to hang up his cleats after this season, was smacked around for five runs (four earned) on six hits in 5.0 innings of a 6-5 loss to the Angels.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.54
  • Hits: 8.89
  • Walks: 4.07
  • Strike Outs: 8.93
  • Runs: 4.21
  • Hits: 7.68
  • Walks: 3.50
  • Strike Outs: 9.64

Why Bet On Arizona?

Are the Diamondbacks a safe bet in the MLB odds?

The Diamondbacks are looking to snap a modest two-game skid after falling to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 in 15 innings on Sunday. Incendiary third baseman Eduardo Escobar smacked a pair of home runs in the loss while Caleb Joseph added a pair of RBI. For this opener, Arizona will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Zack Greinke who will be looking to extend a three-start winning streak after tossing seven shutout innings against Pittsburgh in a 5-0 win on Thursday..

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.34
  • Hits: 9.59
  • Walks: 3.07
  • Strike Outs: 8.97
  • Runs: 4.66
  • Hits: 8.48
  • Walks: 3.62
  • Strike Outs: 9.24

Yankees vs Diamondbacks MLB Betting Trends

  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Yankees’ last 6 games.
  • Yankees are 9-1 SU in the last 10 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Arizona’s last 12 games.
  • Arizona is 10-4 SU in the last 14 games.

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Yankees vs Diamondbacks

I know New York has won nine of its last 10 games, but Arizona is playing at home and Zack Greinke is throwing the ball with gusto! Combine that with the fact that CC Sabathia looked every bit like the 38-year-old he is the last time he took the mound and it’s easy to see why I like Arizona to scratch out the narrow win at home in this one.

The Yankees might be 5-1 in Sabathia’s last six starts but Arizona has gone 7-2 in their last 9 Inter-league games against a left-handed starter, 10-4 in their last 14 games overall and 5-0 in Zack Greinke’s last five starts overall. I like the value Arizona is offering in this Inter-League opener.

MLB Betting Pick: Arizona 5 NY Yankees 3