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The Arizona Diamondbacks (81-72) kick off a 6-game road trip with the 1st contest in a 3-game set against the New York Yankees (77-76) on Friday. First pitch from Yankee Stadium is at 7:05 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Diamondbacks vs. Yankees odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: First meeting since Arizona won 3 of 4 in 2019
The Diamondbacks have won 5 straight games, sweeping their series against Chicago and San Francisco. They are 10-4 in their last 14 games. They hold a 2-game lead for the No. 2 Wild Card position. They trail Philadelphia for the top spot.
The Yankees are coming off a 5-3 win over Toronto on Thursday, snapping a 3-game losing streak. They are 7-4 in their last 11 games.
Diamondbacks at Yankees projected starters
RHP Brandon Pfaadt vs. RHP Luke Weaver
Pfaadt (2-8, 5.86 ERA) makes his 17th start and 18th appearance. He has a 1.42 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9 and 8.2 K/9 in 86 innings.
- Last start: Win, 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K in 6-4 home victory over the Chicago Cubs last Friday
- Facing Yankees for 1st time in his career
Weaver (2-5, 6.77 ERA) makes his 24th start and 28th appearance, but just his 2nd start for the Yankees. He has a 1.61 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9 and 7.9 K/9 in 114 1/3 innings.
- Last start: No-decision, 4 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K in 6-3 road win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday
- Has played for 3 teams this season
Diamondbacks at Yankees odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:22 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Diamondbacks +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Yankees -125 (bet $125 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Diamondbacks +1.5 (-190) | Yankees -1.5 (+155)
- Over/Under (O/U): 8 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Diamondbacks at Yankees picks and predictions
Diamondbacks 6, Yankees 3
The Diamondbacks are hitting well of late. In their 5-game winning streak, they have scored at least 6 runs in every game. The Yankees have lost 7 of the last 8 games in which they have not reached 4 runs.
New York is only 40-38 at home this season.
BET DIAMONDBACKS (+105).
The Diamondbacks are 82-71 ATS overall this season, compared to the Yankees’ 74-79 ATS mark. But betting the Diamondbacks +1.5 at -190 doesn’t make sense.
You can pass, but with Arizona having beaten their opponents by 2 or more runs in 4 of the last 5 games, you might like to play with a small wager of an alternate line of DIAMONDBACKS -1.5 (+155).
None of the Yankees’ last 4 games have hit 9 total runs but the 3 before that did while 5 of the last 8 for Arizona have reached at least 9 total runs. Also, the last 3 wins Arizona has had with Pfaadt on the mound have all reached at least 9 runs.
BET OVER 8 (-115)
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