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New York Good Bet to Continue Hot Start by Beating Diamondbacks

The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks got off to hot starts in 2024, winning their opening series. That has made this series appealing for MLB moneyline picks. The second game between New York and Arizona will be played on Tuesday night.

The Yankees are 5-0 for the first time since 1992 with a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks in the series opener. Anthony Volpe went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and is 8 for 14 to start the campaign.

New York Good Bet to Continue Hot Start by Beating Diamondbacks
New York Good Bet to Continue Hot Start by Beating Diamondbacks


Yankees vs Diamondbacks Game Information

  • Game: Yankees (5-0) at Diamondbacks (3-2)
  • Location: Chase Field, Phoenix
  • Date/Time: April 2, 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Yankees vs Diamondbacks Live Stream: MLB.tv


Nestor Cortes will start for the Yankees. He got the ball on opening day and struggled, allowing four runs in five innings. The Diamondbacks will also have their opening-day starter back on the mound in Zac Gallen. He won his opener, allowing one run in five innings. Gallen only struck out three, though, which might shift the top MLB bets today.


Yankees vs Diamondbacks Odds and Spreads


  • The Yankees are 5-0 on the run line.
  • The Diamondbacks have lost nine straight interleague home games against a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks have lost nine straight interleague home games.
  • Diamondbacks have lost six straight at home against a team with a road win % of greater than .600.
  • The under is 6-0-1 in the Yankees last seven games on grass.
  • The under is 5-0 in Yankees last five when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
  • The under is 4-0-1 in Yankees last five after allowing two runs or fewer in their previous game.


Yankees vs Diamondbacks Moneyline Pick: Yankees +105

The Yankees’ hot start seems surprising for MLB betting. They were underdogs in all four games of the opening series against the Houston Astros. That led to the Yankees being favored in the opening game against the Diamondbacks.


The biggest reason for that switch was probably Juan Soto. He started off the season scorching hot while also making clutch plays. In the opener, he threw out a runner at home in the bottom of the ninth. In the final game against the Astros, he knocked in the game-winning run with two outs in the ninth, immediately showing why the Yankees traded for him in the offseason.

While the Yankees have had good players, mostly Aaron Judge, who won the 2022 American League MVP, there hasn’t been much support around him. Soto has made an immediate impact, which could change how MLB lines view the Yankees going forward.

In Game 1 of this series, Judge and Soto combined to go 1 for 8 with two walks. The rest of the lineup stepped up in the game, with the bottom third all having an RBI.



Yankees vs Diamondbacks Over/Under Pick: Under 9

Even though neither starter had a great opening-day game, they both should be able to bounce back. Cortes had a rough start, allowing four runs in the first two innings, but locked in after that. Gallen had a 16-1 lead after three innings, so he coasted.

The main threat to this game not hitting the under for MLB picks is the Diamondbacks’ offense. While Soto won the AL Player of the Week, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. did so in the NL. He has three homers and 10 RBIs. Still, the pitchers should be at the forefront of this matchup.



Yankees vs Diamondbacks Player Prop Pick: Anthony Volpe 1+ Runs+RBIs (-124)

Over four games in, Volpe has gotten off to a hot start, scoring five runs and knocking in three. While this is just Volpe’s second season in the big leagues, it seems like he has made some necessary adjustments to his swing to get him on base more. On top of that, with how the bottom of the lineup is playing at the moment, feeding into a scary first three batters, it makes sense why Volpe would be in a position to score runs.



Yankees vs Diamondbacks Prediction

Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 3



Questions Of The Day

Could this hot start shift odds for the Yankees?

After starting the season as what seemed like an afterthought, the Yankees now have the best odds at +150 to win the AL East.

Can the Diamondbacks capitalize on last season's World Series run?

It is early in the season, but many elements from the Diamondbacks’ World Series run remain intact for 2024.

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