Following a sluggish start to the 2019 season, the Phillies have finally gotten on track. It’s no accident that Philadelphia’s mega million-dollar free agent Bryce Harper has been in his best stretch of the season as well. As a result of this improved baseball betting production, the Phils are in the thick of the National League wild-card race. Perhaps no team in baseball has had a more surprising run that the Mets. New York is also in the midst of the NL wild-card race. Sparking the Mets has been a strong starting staff and timely hitting.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
|Date and Time:||Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4:05 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Citizen’s Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Mets vs. Phillies TV Coverage:||FS1|
New York Mets Vs. Philadelphia Phillies Current Form
Now the Mets enter this game with a mark of 67-63 with only 54 games under the total. New York ranks 16th for run production and 11th for staff earned run average. The Mets are two games out of the final wild-card spot. In the same way, Philadelphia is 68-62 with only 61 games over the total. MLB metrics have the Phillies ranked 15th for run production and 17th for earned run average. Philly is a game out of the last wild card spot.
New York Mets Starter and Bullpen
Left-hander Steven Matz (8-8 1.30 WHIP, 4.06 ERA, 122 K, 128.2 IP) is the probable Mets starter. Overall the Mets have posted five baseball betting wins in his last eight starts. New York’s bullpen has been a drag with its MLB ranking of 25th. Namely, Edwin Diaz (1-6, 25 SV, 1.46 WHIP, 5.55 ERA, 80 K, 48.2 IP) has been unreliable.
Philadelphia Phillies Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Zach Eflin (8-11, 1.38 WHIP, 4.50 ERA, 103 K, 128 IP) is the Phillies probable starter. Of great concern is that the Phillies have posted nine sports betting losses in his last 10 games. Philadelphia has also had bullpen issues with a ranking of 18th overall. To show Hector Neris (2-4, 23 SV, 0.99 WHIP, 3.29 ERA, 73 K, 54.2 IP) has been more good than bad.
New York and Philadelphia Betting Stats
The Mets are:
- 13-7 in their last 20 away games
- 5-3-1 over the total in their last eight games away from home
- 4-11 in their last 15 games with the Phillies
- 6-2-1 over the total in their last nine meetings with Philadelphia
The Phillies are:
- 8-4 in their last 12 home games
- 5-3 over the total in their last eight games at Citizens Bank Park
- 8-1 in their last nine home games with the Mets
- 4-2-1 over the total at Citizens Bank Park in games with New York
Mets vs. Phillies Baseball Odds Today Betting Odds Picks
In this situation, Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper (78 R, 31 2B, 28 HR, 93 RBI, .872 OPS) is the baseball betting key. Additional support comes from Rhys Hoskins (71 R, 25 2B, 25 HR, 73 RBI, 101 BB, .850 OPS). Catcher JT Realmuto tops the Phils with 68 runs.
Mets vs. Phillies Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Pick: Philadelphia Phillies
Mets vs. Phillies Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Score Prediction: Phillies 5, Mets 3
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