Back Yankees Behind Spot Starter in Opener of Subway Series

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Kevin Stott

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:58 PM GMT

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 12:58 PM GMT

The House That Ruth Built will be the site of the first two games of a 4-game Yankees-Mets Interleague series, which begins on Monday night with the Mets forced to go with Rafael Montero with Matt Harvey, among others, ailing for this sub-.500 ballclub, and the Yankees turning to Luis Cessa. 

Odds Overview

New York Mets at New York Yankees (ESPN, WatchESPN, YES, SportsNet New York, DTV 206, 631, DTV 639, 7:05 pm ET): The Yankees (61-55) welcome the Mets (53-62) to Yankee Stadium on Monday for Game 1 of a 4-game Interleague Big Apple series, with two games in The Bronx (MON-TUE) followed by two in Queens (WED-THU). Jamaican sportsbook The Greek has opened the host Yankees as -155 favorites over the Mets here with the Total opening up at 9o -115. The Bronx Bombers lead the Subway Series, going 63-46 over the Metropolitans during Regular Season play.

 

New York Mets

Manager Terry Collins and the Mets (105/1 to win World Series, BetDSI) have had a disappointing MLB Regular Season to date, with Injuries again slowing The Amazin Mets' flow, although New York NL— who have a better Record on the Road (27-30) than they do at Home (26-32) — have won 3 of their L4. Then agin, nothing makes a professional Baseball team feel better than playing a series against the Philadelphia Phillies (MLB-worst 43-72). On Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in Game 3 at Philadelphia (PHI -113, 10, Pinnacle), Mets Manager Collins had a Starting Lineup of: RF Granderson, 2B Cabrera, SS Escobar, CF Conforto, 3B Flores, 1B Smith, C d’Arnaud, LF Nimmo, SS Reyes, SS Rosario with Chris Flexen getting the pill for New York (542 RF-596 RA, -54 RD) and the win to improve to 2-1. Dependable Leadoff man Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with 3 Runs scored and 3 RBIs in the 6-2 victory which gave the Metropolitans the series.

 

The Mets are 42-39 at Night, 7-6 Interleague, 5-1 L6 on Grass, 4-6 L10 vs. the Yankees and 4-6 L10 overall. The Under is 10-1-2 L13 Mets Road games vs. Teams with Winning Records 46-20-10 L 76 Grass games and 14-4-3 L21 Game 1’s.

 

New York Yankees

The Yankees (20/1 to win World Series, GTBets) have been much better at Home (33-22) this Regular Season but aren’t quite as dominant as they were in the Spring when Aaron Judge and New York AL looked very impressive. But with Boston (9-1 L10) jumping into 1st place in the AL East and the Bronx Bombers just 4-6 in their L10, just making the Postseason may now be the biggest priority in this club’s minds. In Game 3 vs. likely AL Cy Young-winner Chris Sale and big rivals Boston on Sunday (BOS -159, 8u -115, 5Dimes) -- a late 3-2 Extra Inning Loss -- New York Manager AL Joe Girardi had a Starting Lineup of: LF Gardner, CF, Hicks, RF Judge, C Sánchez, 3B Frazier, SS Gregorius, 1B Headley, 2B Torreyes, C Romine with LHP Jordan Montgomery getting the SNB start. The Yankees are banged up with DH Matt Holliday (Left Lumbar Strain), SP Masahiro Tanaka (Right Shoulder), SP CC Sabathia (Right Knee) and 2B Starlin Castro (Right hamstring) all on the 10-Day DL.

 

The Bronx Bombers (+500 to win AL, Bovada) are 4-1 L5 Interleague. 8-3 L11 vs. the NL East, 4-1 L5 Monday games and 21-10 L31 Home games against Teams with Losing Records but a dismal 4-13 L17 overall. The Over is 8-2 L10 Yankees Home dates, 7-3 L10 NYY Monday games while the Under is their 4-1 L5 Interleague games.


 

Bronx Weather, Series Trends, Totals and Side Picks

TWC forecast for Bronx on Monday night currently calls for a few Clouds from time to time, a Low of 68° with 5-10 SSW Winds. Mets RHP starter Rafael Montero (1-8, 6.06 ERA, 1.80 WHIP) faces the Yankees 25-year-old RHP Luis Cessa (0-3, 4.83 ERA, 1.48 WHIP) -- a late-decision Starter who will be making his 5th MLB start, allowing 12 ER in 17.1 IP — filling in for the injured Tanaka’s spot in the Rotation.

Although the Under is a powerful 10-1-2 L13 Mets Road games against Teams with Winning Records, with the Over in this series 5-1-1 L7 meetings in The Bronx, 4-1 L5 in the overall (the two split the series last year, 2-2), the Mets having allowed that aforementioned NL East high-number of Runs and two Spot Starters having to go for both teams, the Over is the Totals pick in smallish Yankee Stadium with Aaron Judge (35 HRs, 78 RBI), Didi Gregorius (.312) and the Yankees (11-5 vs. NL in 2017) the logical Side pick because of Montero getting the start for the Mets and the hosts happy the red-hot Red Sox have left The Big Apple.

Predicted Final Score: Yankees 6, Mets 5Fre MLB Picks: 'Over' 9 & Yanks -155Best Line Offered: The Greek

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