Phillies vs. Mets Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies are sending their ace to the mound in Aaron Nola as they get set for a series at the New York Mets. Will the favored Phillies take care of business tonight?
Friday, September 7, 2018
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SNY (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Phillies are a -154 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +144 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Friday morning, 80 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Phillies struggle at Miami
Philadelphia lost 2-1 at the Marlins Wednesday to drop two out of three in the series and four of its last five overall. Carlos Santana was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk from the leadoff spot. Jose Bautista finished 1-for-3 with a pinch-hit RBI double. Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Jorge Alfaro had three hits in three at-bats. Nick Pivetta took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on three hits over four innings, striking out four and walking two.
Mets roll in series finale at Dodgers
New York secured a 7-3 win Wednesday night at Los Angeles to take two out of three in the series. Zack Wheeler gave up three earned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks over seven innings to get the win. Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with two runs to help pace the offense, while Jeff McNeil was also 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Michael Conforto ended the night 2-for-4 with an RBI. Kevin Plawecki finished 2-for-3 with a run, while Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-4 with a run.
Nola (15-4, 2.23 ERA) draws the start today for the Phillies, while the Mets counter with Steven Matz (5-11, 4.20).
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 6-14 in their last 20 road games. Philadelphia is 19-7 in Nola's last 26 starts.
The Mets are 63-30 in the last 93 meetings. New York is 8-2 in Matz' last 10 Friday starts.
Nola is having a Cy Young Award-quality season, but the problem is the existence of New York ace Jacob deGrom along with Nationals hurler Max Scherzer. But Nola is still dominant in his own right and should do well to shut down the Mets in a park slanted toward pitchers. I'm going to take Philly getting its week back on track starting tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -154