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Greinke Making First Start in Over a Month

Zack Greinke is finally off the disabled list and will make his first start since June 28 tonight vs Steven Matz and the New York Mets. The Diamondbacks have had terrible luck with injuries all year and continue to bottom feed in the NL. They do, however, have a decent 26-27 record on the road and will look to play spoilers in the Big Apple tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Mets are 2-12 in their last 14 games after a runline win.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Diamondbacks' last 10 games after a win.
  • The D-backs are 3-14 on the runline in their last 17 games against teams with winning records.

Greinke (10-3, 3.62 ERA) had been pitching wonderfully for Arizona before going down with an oblique injury and had won seven of his last nine games. The Mets are still bottom three in the league in runs per game so this should be a good start for the D-backs ace to get back in the swing of things.

The 32-year-old Florida native is also 5-0 on the road this year with a 1.85 ERA.

Steven Matz (8-8, 3.63 ERA) got lit up at Yankee Stadium in his last start but is coming off a great month of July that saw him post a 3.19 ERA in five starts. The lefty is liable to get big spots put up on him every once in a while and with Greinke making his first start in over a month, the total of 7.5 may be in danger.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Arizona Diamondbacks were 107 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.7-2.9 win for the Mets on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (57-54) will face the 45-66 Diamondbacks in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Arizona injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Mets rated this week at No. 24 and the Arizona Diamondbacks sitting at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 28 ranked offense (3.72 runs per game) against an Arizona Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.5 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 7.93 hits per game, less than the Arizona Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (9.13 hits on average).

Arizona brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 9-3 final on Sunday in support of A Bradley at Chase Field.

The Mets struck out early and often against A Sanchez in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 10 times in a 3-1 win over Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Arizona is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
  • Arizona is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • NY Mets are 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Mets are 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of NY Mets' last 25 games

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at New York, Wednesday, August 10th

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