Mets vs. Phillies Friday Prediction

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/17/2018 Prediction & Odds

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies split their doubleheader on Thursday and will play again Friday evening. After a pair of high-scoring games yesterday, will tonight’s score also climb over the total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

901 New York Mets (+155) at 902 Philadelphia Phillies (-165); 7.5 runs

Friday, August 17, 2018

6:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park

TV: NYM (SNY); PHI (NBC 10)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Phillies as a -165 favorite. As of this writing, 53% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Mets on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Mets’ Syndergaard strikes out seven in win over Marlins

Noah Syndergaard yielded three runs on seven hits over seven innings in a win over the Marlins on Sunday. Syndergaard scattered seven hits (all singles) and struck out seven batters. He threw an impressive 69 of 101 pitches for strikes and only issued a pair of walks over seven solid frames. The 25-year-old flamethrower is 8-2 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and sparkling 100/19 K/BB ratio in 16 starts. He’ll face the Phillies on the road in his next start on Friday.

Phillies’ Nola works six scoreless innings vs. Padres

Aaron Nola worked six scoreless innings Saturday in the Phillies' 5-1 defeat of the Padres. Nola struck out five while scattering four hits and three walks as he moved to 13-3 on the year and lowered his season ERA to 2.28. The 25-year-old right-hander could very well be a top-three finisher in the National League Cy Young Award if he keeps it up. He'll get the Mets at home next time out.

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Mets are 4-1 in Syndergaard’s last five starts.

Philadelphia

The Phillies have won 17 of Nola’s last 22 starts.

Prediction:

This game is set up for a pitcher’s duel given the two starters but the over has been a hot bet with the Mets involved. The over is 4-1-1 in the Mets’ last six games, is 5-2 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter, and is 3-0-1 in their last four games coming off a loss. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Phillies’ last five games overall, is 3-0-1 in their last four games against the rest of the National League East and is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.

 

The Pick: Mets/Phillies over 7.5

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