Mets vs. Yankees (August 23): Walker returns as NL East leaders seek Subway Series split

Eddie Griffin

After seeing off Max Scherzer last night, the New York Yankees will look for the sweep of their short Subway Series showdown with the Mets tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Are they on the other side of their skid? It’s too early to tell, but the Yankees have logged back-to-back wins right when they needed them.

On Sunday, Andrew Benintendi’s clutch homer helped them avoid a home sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Last night, Benintendi had two hits and two RBI, and Aaron Judge hit his first homer since August 12 as the Bronx Bombers claimed their second 4-2 win in two days.

Tonight’s game is the last game of a nine-game homestand for the Yankees, who are set to embark on a ten-game road trip that will see them face the A’s, Angels, and Rays.

With their next home game not until September 5, they will no doubt be eager to give the home fans some warm and fuzzy feelings.

Well, everyone except for this guy.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: New York Mets (79-45, 39-26 away, 1st in the NL East) vs. New York Yankees (75-48, 44-20 home, 1st in the AL East)
  • Venue & Location: Yankee Stadium (New York, New York)
  • Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Mets vs. Yankees TV Info: TBS

Mets vs. Yankees Pitching Matchup

  • New York Mets: Taijuan Walker (2022: 21 starts, 10-3, 3.36 ERA)
  • New York Yankees: Frankie Montas (2022: 22 starts, 4-10, 3.87 ERA – 3 starts, 0-1, 9.00 ERA with the Yankees)

Mets vs. Yankees Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel. This article may also include odds from other top legal online sports betting sites that we have reviewed.

Moneyline

  • New York Mets +114
  • New York Yankees -134

Over/Under

  • Over 8.5 (-118)
  • Under 8.5 (-104)

Run Line

  • New York Mets +1.5 (-166)
  • New York Yankees -1.5 (+138)

Resilient Visitors Primed for a Rebound Win

Last night’s loss was the fifth in nine games for the Mets, who are now just three games ahead of the Atlanta Braves, who won last night in Pittsburgh, in the NL East.

But they have done well with not stringing together consecutive losses all season long, with a three-game losing streak their longest to date.

No other team continues to come close to Buck Showalter’s club when it comes to having a short memory, as they are now 34-10 (.773) following a loss this season.

Last night’s loss dropped them to 21-10 in the second half, and since the All-Star break, they have dropped back-to-back games just twice.

So, things look pretty favorable for the visitors tonight, even as an underdog at Yankee Stadium.

Last Tuesday, Walker exited after only two innings in Atlanta due to what was diagnosed as a bulging disc in his back. It kept him from his scheduled start against the Phillies on Sunday, but he is making a quick return to action.

The Mets are 8-4 in Walker’s away starts this season, with wins in five of the last six. And since allowing four runs in six innings in a loss at San Diego on June 7, he is 7-1 in his last 12 starts overall and 4-0 with a 3.34 in six road starts.

New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Prediction and Picks

Mets vs. Yankees Prediction: Mets to win

Mets vs. Yankees Picks: Mets ML (Best Value: +114 at FanDuel) & team total over 4 runs (Best Value: -106 at FanDuel)

Montas has yet to get rolling with the Yankees, allowing six earned runs in his debut against the St. Louis Cardinals and then again against the Blue Jays last Thursday. Some early stumbles can be expected, so there’s no need to raise the alarm yet.

But with tonight in mind, those early stumbles are a bit off-putting with regards to backing the Yankees as a favorite, especially when the opposition has been so good at bouncing back from losses this season.

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Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and Betting on sports for over a decade. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and Betting on sports for over a decade. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.