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Mets Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/7/2021

The New York Mets (13-13) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-16) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Mets are favored () against the underdog Diamondbacks (). New York has David Peterson starting things off, while Arizona will send out Zac Gallen.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 7, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mets vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Peterson (NYM) Pitcher Gallen (ARI)
1 – 3 W/L 1 – 1
24.1 IP 20.2
4.81 ERA 3.48
1.230 WHIP 1.160
10.7 K/9 11.8
3.0 BB/9 4.4

Mets Probable Starter David Peterson

  • Peterson (1-3) takes the mound first for the Mets in his sixth start of the season. He has a 4.81 ERA in 24 1/3 innings pitched, with 29 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Sunday against the Phillies, when the lefty threw five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The opposing Diamondbacks offense has the eighth-ranked slugging percentage (.410) and is ninth in MLB play with 40 home runs. They have a collective .236 batting average, and are seventh in the league with 252 total hits and third in MLB action scoring 154 runs.
  • The Mets were named the moneyline favorite for two Peterson starts this season — they lost both.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Peterson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Asdrúbal Cabrera 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Zac Gallen

  • Gallen (1-1) will take to the mound for the Diamondbacks and make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed six hits in four innings pitched against the Rockies on Sunday.
  • The Mets rank 30th in MLB with 88 runs scored this season. They have a .238 batting average this campaign with 20 home runs (30th in the league).
  • His team has won 66.7% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (2-1).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Gallen

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeff McNeil 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Pete Alonso 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Michael Conforto 5 .400 2 1 2 .500 1.700
Kevin Pillar 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
James McCann 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dominic Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
José Peraza 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tomás Nido 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets average 2.8 runs per home game compared to 3.8 per contest on the road.
  • The Mets are the lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.4 runs per game (88 total).
  • The Mets have won 47.1% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (8-9).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -139 or shorter, New York has a 5-7 record (winning 41.7% of its games).
  • New York has combined with opponents to go over the total nine times this season for a 9-16-1 record against the over/under.
  • New York was favored on the moneyline in five of its last 10 games, and finished 2-3 in those matchups.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have scored 154 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 4.5 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 5.8 at home.
  • This season, the Diamondbacks have been the underdog 26 times and won 12, or 46.2%, of those games.
  • Arizona is 7-8 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +120 or more on the moneyline.
  • Arizona and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 31 opportunities.
  • Arizona has played as the underdog in six of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has racked up a team-high batting average of .280, while pacing the Mets in home runs (five) and runs batted in (17).
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Alonso’s hits and RBI fall outside the MLB leaders.
  • Michael Conforto has six doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while hitting .233.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Conforto is not among league leaders in SLG and OBP.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 93 .280 15 5 17 .370 .875
Francisco Lindor 92 .163 11 1 3 .291 .498
Dominic Smith 90 .233 6 2 10 .263 .607
Michael Conforto 86 .233 9 2 9 .371 .743
Jeff McNeil 79 .228 11 2 6 .337 .679
James McCann 72 .222 2 1 7 .291 .555
Jonathan Villar 54 .222 6 1 6 .276 .646
Kevin Pillar 46 .261 7 2 5 .306 .719
Tomás Nido 16 .250 2 1 3 .333 .896
Albert Almora Jr. 15 .067 1 0 0 .125 .192

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • David Peralta leads Arizona in runs batted in with 22 while batting .282.
  • Peralta’s 22 RBI rank 11th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Carson Kelly’s batting average of .323 leads all Arizona hitters this season.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 115 .243 19 7 18 .302 .798
David Peralta 110 .282 15 3 22 .336 .809
Pavin Smith 105 .267 13 3 11 .306 .763
Asdrúbal Cabrera 89 .247 14 2 12 .370 .763
Nick Ahmed 76 .171 6 0 4 .203 .414
Josh Rojas 75 .240 14 5 11 .329 .822
Carson Kelly 62 .323 13 6 17 .471 1.116
Tim Locastro 56 .250 8 1 2 .323 .627
Josh VanMeter 51 .176 8 1 5 .311 .605
Christian Walker 48 .188 7 1 3 .245 .516

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