Mets vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Game this week features National League West rivals the Mets and Phillies, who meet in Philadelphia at 7:08 p.m. ET tonight. With the Phillies listed as slight home favorites and the total sitting at 9 runs, what’s the best play on the board?
913 New York Mets (+104) at 914 Philadelphia Phillies (-112); o/u 9
7:08 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 2, 2021
VENUE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
New York Mets DFS SPIN
Michael Conforto hit a game-winning solo home run in the top of the ninth off Phillies closer Hector Neris in a 2-for-4 performance Saturday. After a very slow start, Conforto is now 8-for-25 (.320) over his last seven games with two home runs, three walks, and four RBI. It's possible with a .229 average overall that there is a slim window to buy-low on the Mets outfielder, but it's likely that time has come and gone in fantasy.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Joe Girardi told reporters on Saturday that he's hopeful that Bryce Harper (face) will play on Sunday. Girardi also expressed optimism that J.T. Realmuto (hand) will get in on the action against the Mets on Sunday. Harper did do something on Saturday while sitting out with his face injury, as he was ejected from the game after a horrific call at first base. Even if the former MVP sits on Sunday, it sounds likely he's back in the lineup early next week.
Mets vs. Phillies Betting Prediction
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Philadelphia and is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 15-7-1 in the Mets’ last 23 road games and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 road games versus a right-handed starter, while the over is also 8-3 in the Phillies’ last 11 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 divisional matchups.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: METS/PHILLIES OVER 9