The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets will meet on Sunday to close out their series. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks are over .500 now season again and sit 4.5 games back in the division. They received a stellar pitching effort from Ian Kennedy yesterday and will look to build on that today. They will send Joe Saunders to the mound who is looking to end a losing streak of two. He has a 3.51 ERA in 100 innings of work this season.
The Mets continue to struggle with the lost again on Saturday to Arizona. Ike Davis did hit three homeruns which was the lone bright spot for the Mets. Today they will send RA Dickey to the mound who is a stellar 13-2 on the season thus far. In 139 innings of work he had struck out 139 batters.
Arizona is 7-2 in their last nine games overall, 20-7 in their last 27 home games, and 2-5 in Saunders’ last seven starts. New York is 5-17 in their last 22 games overall, 2-11 in their last 13 games as an underdog, and 19-7 in Dickey’s last 26 starts. New York is 1-8 in their last nine games in Arizona.
Although we like Dickey in this game, we could see the Mets getting to Saunders. Give us the over for total runs scored in this game at best sportsbooks online.