The Mets and Yankees enter the first Subway Series at a bit of a crossroads.
Both teams are without its respective sluggers, the Mets won't have Pete Alonso for the foreseeable future due to a wrist injury, while the Yankees head to Citi Field without Aaron Judge as he recovers from his toe injury. How will each offense perform with two of the team's high-end rotation arms on the mound?
Here are the odds for the Subway Series opener:
Yankees vs. Mets odds, run line and total
Yankees vs. Mets prediction and pick
Luis Severino has seen his ERA balloon quickly in his return to the rotation, posting a 5.75 ERA in four starts this year. However, a lot of that is due to hard contact, as he has allowed seven home runs in about 20 innings of work this year.
However, the Mets offense lacks pop outside of Alonso. With the slugger the team is below average in slugging percentage and the team is searching for some power to tee off on Severino. However, I'll side with the Yankees right hander to get it going against the Mets as the team searches for answers on offense without Alonso.
Meanwhile, the Mets should get a strong effort from Max Scherzer on Tuesday against a floundering Yankees lineup that is lost without Judge in the lineup. In 18 games without Judge this season, the Yankees are hitting .209 while averaging a little over three runs per game.
Both offenses are struggling, and I'll expect nothing less in the series opener. I'm betting under on Tuesday night.
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