Mets vs. Phillies Saturday Prediction
The Mets used back-to-back five-run innings in both the eighth and ninth innings last night to rout the Phillies in Philadelphia. Will the Mets make it back-to-back wins against their NL East foes on Saturday when the rivals meet again at 4:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 31, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Phillies to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
New York Mets Fantasy Spin
Todd Frazier had himself a day on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of three-run homers to lead the Mets to an 11-4 victory over the Phillies. The six RBI tied a career-high. Amed Rosario delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth before Frazier followed with his first blast. He went deep again in the ninth to effectively blow the game open. Frazier came into Friday’s action with a .168/.210/.284 batting line, so he needed a night like this one in the worst way
Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin
Hitting leadoff for the second straight game, Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Mets. All three hits were singles. He drove in a run in the ninth, but the Mets were just too far ahead for the Phillies to keep the rally going. Still, Dickerson has proven to be a solid deadline acquisition for Philadelphia. He’s hitting .302 with 13 extra-base hits (including five homers), 24 RBI, and nine runs scored in 22 games with his new club.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five road games and are 20-7 in their last 27 games coming off a win.
The Phillies are 4-0 in their last four games following a loss.
The Mets are 1-5 in Steven Matz’s last six starts against the Phillies and are winless in his last four outings at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets are also 1-6 in their last seven road games against Philadelphia and have dropped seven of their last nine games to the Phillies despite their come-from-behind win last night. The Mets have dropped six of Matz’s last seven road starts as well.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +105