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July 1st MLB Picks: Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets
Date: Monday, March 1st, 7:10 ET
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
Diamondbacks vs. Mets On TV: Local TV
Arizona Diamondbacks (Wade Miley) -108
New York Mets (Shaun Marcum) +100
The Diamondbacks are coming to the Big Apple to start off the month of July, and many think that they are just going to roll right through the Mets in this one. However, the oddsmakers have lined them as just very short favorites for a reason in this game in spite of the fact that New York has been atrocious all season long in games in which RHP Matt Harvey isn’t pitching. LHP Wade Miley isn’t nearly a favorite of ours. He has just a 4-7 mark this year with a 4.55 ERA, and he has a pitiful WHIP of 1.43. Miley has already walked nearly as many batters this year (32) as he did all of last season (37) when he went 16-11, and he has already allowed almost as many homers (13) as he did last year as well (14). Simply put, we think that major league batters are catching up to Miley. He has allowed at least three runs in seven straight starts, and he has just one win since May 8th. We also think that the man on the mound for the Mets in this one, RHP Shaun Marcum deserves a lot better than his 1-9 record suggests. This is a proven veteran who has always been above .500 in his career, and the truth of the matter is that his splits haven’t been as bad as a 5.08 ERA suggests. Marcum actually has a WHIP that is lower than it was last season when he had a 3.70 ERA. There is no doubt that Marcum is good enough to be a third man in the rotation for any good team in the bigs, and we think that he’ll prove it on Monday with his second straight win over Arizona after his 0-9 start.
Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets Pick: New York Mets +100
Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets Score Prediction: Mets 4 – Diamondbacks 2