Mets vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
The struggling Mets are starting to lose their grip on first place in the NL East but will look to right the ship when they visit the Phillies at 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will Philadelphia hand New York another loss this afternoon or is there a better bet on the board?
901 New York Mets (-105) at 902 Philadelphia Phillies (-103); o/u 9
4:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 7, 2021
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
New York Mets DFS Notes
Jonathan Villar clubbed his 10th home run of the season on Friday as the Mets fell to the Phillies. Villar socked a solo shot off of Phillies closer Ian Kennedy to lead off the ninth inning, trimming the Mets deficit to 4-2. That would be as close as they would get. It was Villar's lone hit in four at-bats on the night. For the season, he's now hitting .237/.316/.411 with 10 homers, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Notes
Bryce Harper smashed his 19th home run of the season, propelling the Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Mets and into first place in the National League East. It's the sixth straight game that the Phillies have won. Harper demolished his 442-foot blast off of Mets closer Edwin Diaz in the eighth inning, extending the Phillies lead to 4-1. It would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. It was Harper's only hit in four trips to the plate. He's having another strong season offensively, slashing .305/.415/.568 with 19 homers, 44 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
Mets vs. Phillies MLB Betting Prediction
The Mets are just 1-5 in their last six games overall, are 1-4 in their last five road games and are 1-5 in their last six divisional games. On the other side, the Phillies have won six straight, are 6-0 in their last six divisional games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games when facing an opposing starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -103