Bet on MLB – Mets at Phillies

May 30, 2011 MLB Baseball

The Philadelphia Phillies are favored on Tuesday at Sbgglobal and they will likely be a popular choice among those that bet on MLB games.

The Phillies send Cole Hamels to the mound on Tuesday while the Mets counter with Chris Young.  The Phillies have started the season unbeaten in MLB betting at 3-0 while the Mets are 2-1.

Chris Young
The Mets are excited about what Chris Young can bring to their starting rotation.  Young was excellent in Spring Training and if he can stay healthy he can really help New York. He is 2-2 in his career against the Phillies with an ERA of 4.50.

Cole Hamels
The Phillies go with their #4 starter of their powerful quartet.  Hamels follows Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt in the rotation.  Hamels can be very effective but he has not had much luck in his career against the Mets going 2-8 with a 3.83 ERA.

Phillies Offense Rolling
The Phillies have started strong on offense as they scored 21 runs in the three wins over Houston.  The concern was whether or not Philadelphia could score enough runs to win but so far they have been great.  It will be interesting to see if that success continues as the competition improves.

New York Trends
The Mets are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Philadelphia but they have a chance on Tuesday because the Phillies are 0-4 in Hamels’ last 4 starts vs. the Mets. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the National League East. The Phillies are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. the National League East. The Phillies are 47-17 in MLB betting in their last 64 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The last four New York road games have gone over the total.  Five of their last six games vs. a left-handed starter have gone over. The Phillies have gone over in five of their last six overall. The over would look good when you bet on MLB in this game except for the fact that The Under is 5-2 in Hamels’ last 7 home starts and the Under is 5-1 in Hamels’ last 6 starts vs. the Mets.