It is the last game of a six-game home stand for the Mets. It could be a low scoring matchup in baseball wagering considering Cole Hamels is going for Philadelphia against New York’s Mike Pelfrey.
MLB wagering odds are pretty close on this game. Hamels is 5-2 on the season with a 3.92 ERA while Pelfrey is 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA. Hamels looks to finally be pitching well for the Phillies. He allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings last time out against Boston. He is 3-0 with a 2.36 ERA this month.
Pelfrey has been the best pitcher for the Mets this season. The problem for Pelfrey is that he has not pitched well against the Phillies in his career. His only loss of the season came against the Phillies as he gave up six runs in four innings. His career ERA against the Mets is 5.43.
Before this series began, the Phillies had won 14 of the last 20 against the Mets in MLB wagering. The Phillies took two of three at home early this month against the Mets. All three of those games were high scoring with 16, 10 and 10 runs being scored. With Hamels and Pelfrey on the mound on Thursday there may not be as many runs scored in this game.
Normally when a team goes on the road they are worse than when they are at home. That is not the case with the Phillies. They have been one of the best road teams in baseball for a few years now and it is continuing this season. The Phillies simply find ways to win on the road. They have an offense that is in the Top 10 in the league and their ERA is also in the Top 10. Not many teams can boast an excellent offense and a solid pitching staff.
The Mets have excelled at home this season but struggled on the road. New York is hanging around the .500 mark overall. The pitching staff is in the Top 10 in the league but New York’s hitting is still struggling.