Mets vs. Phillies Saturday Prediction
The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will play the fourth game of their five-game series at Citizens Bank Park at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday. Are bettors in store for another pitcher’s duel?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 18, 2018
4:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: NYM (WPIX); PHI (NBCSP)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Mets as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Phillies 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’ deGrom strikes out 12 in win over Yankees
Jacob deGrom yielded three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings and struck out 12 in a victory over the Yankees on Monday. DeGrom's luck has finally turned a bit, as the Mets have scored eight runs in each of his last two starts. The win tonight was his first this season in which he allowed more than two runs, though one of those three runs he allowed tonight was unearned. He's now 7-7 with a 1.81 ERA
Phillies’ Arrieta gets hit hard in loss to Padres
Jake Arrieta was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on eight hits across his five innings of work. The right-hander walked two and struck out four on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him was inflicted by one swing, as Freddy Galvis clubbed a grand slam in the third inning. He'll try to get back in the win column when he carries a 3.33 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into Friday's start against the Mets.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 2-5 in deGrom’s last seven road starts and 1-9 in his last 10 outings against the rest of the National League East.
The Phillies are 6-2 in Arrieta’s last eight starts.
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in deGrom’s last seven starts versus the Phillies. On the other side, the under is 6-2-1 in deGrom’s last nine road starts, is 14-5-1 in his last 20 outings overall, and is 7-3 in Arrieta’s last 10 starts.
The Pick: Mets/Phillies under 7.5