MLB Picks: Bet Yankees -1.5 Run Line vs. Mets

Jeff Grant

Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:57 PM GMT

Thursday, May. 30, 2013 12:57 PM GMT

The New York Yankees have never been swept in a season series against the New York Mets, as the two teams prepare to meet up Thursday night in the Bronx.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this interleague matchup at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Check out our Thursday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report

Streaking 

The New York Mets have won a season-high four games in a row, including a 9-4 victory over the Yankees as +166 road underdogs Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time in five contests. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the club is 23-17 versus American League foes, including a 6-1 mark during the 2013 campaign.

Fallen flat 

The Yankees have dropped a season-high four games in a row, with the offense totaling just nine runs over that span.

MLB handicappers will notice that the Bronx Bombers will likely dress up as a -150 to -175 home favorite for the first time this year, but they’ve compiled a 38-19 record in that situation since 2011. 

Gee 

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34 ERA) has watched the club alternate wins and losses over his last four efforts, as he suffered a 6-0 home loss to the Atlanta Braves last time out, allowing five runs and eight hits over five frames. 

The right-hander is 1-3 with a 9.97 ERA in five road starts, with opposing hitters batting .406 against him. 

In two career appearances versus the Yankees, Gee has tallied a 0-2 record and 4.50 ERA. 

Nuno 

Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93 ERA) didn’t earn a decision last time out in a 4-3 road victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, as he surrendered two runs and five hits over six innings. 

The rookie left-hander has thrown just three innings in one career appearance at home this season.

Follow our Mets vs. Yankees Series Coverage

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Yankees on the run line as one of their MLB picks Thursday, as they’ve gone 80-37 in their last 117 interleague home games, while the Mets are 1-5 in Gee’s last six starts as a road underdog.

MLB Pick:  New York Yankees -1.5 (+115)

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