Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Yankees Betting Line & Prediction: June 21st 2010
The Yankees hit the road for a N.L. West roadtrip starting Monday night. Arizona’s Rodrigo Lopez is 2-6 with a 4.70 ERA on the season. Lopez is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his last three starts giving up 14 runs and 25 hits in 21 innings of work. Lopez last faced the Yankees back in 2007 giving up two runs and seven hits in 5.7 innings of work. Derek Jeter (26-58), A-Rod (14-48), Robinson Cano (6-21), Curtis Granderson (2-4), and Nick Swisher (1-3) all hit Lopez well. Lopez is backed by an Arizona bullpen that owns a 7.19 ERA with 16 losses and nine blown saves this season.
New York’s A.J. Burnett has given up 16 runs and 20 hits in his last 16 innings pitched over his last three starts. The righty went 0-3 in those games taking losses against the Phillies, Orioles, and Blue Jays. Burnett is 3-3 with a 5.03 ERA on the road in eight starts, but he hasn’t faced the Diamondbacks since 2005. Adam LaRoche (4-14), Kelly Johnson (2-4), and Chris Snyder (0-2) are the only Arizona hitters with a history against the Yankees starter. Arizona has gone Over in 20 of their 33 home games where they score 5.4 runs per game; they’ve gone Over in 43 of their 70 games overall. In interleague play, the Diamondbacks are hitting nearly .285 as a team. The Yankees bullpen has a 4.11 ERA this season, and they could see a lot of work here if Burnett continues to struggle. This should be a high-scoring game so we’ll recommend a play on the Over between the Yankees and Diamondbacks.