Phillies vs. Mets Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies held on for a victory last night at the New York Mets. Will New York bounce back with a win today as the favorite with Noah Syndergaard on the mound?
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mets are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +140 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Saturday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Nola solid over seven innings
Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola threw seven innings Friday night to record the win in a 4-3 triumph at New York, giving up three earned runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and a walk over seven innings. Tommy Hunter threw a spotless ninth inning for his third save of the season. Carlos Santana was 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer to lead the offense. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run in four at-bats. Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Bruce, Smith homer in defeat
Jay Bruce finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run in yesterday's loss by the Mets, while Dominic Smith went 1-for-3 with a homer. Jeff McNeil was 1-for-4 with an RBI double. Tyler Bashlor suffered the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with two strikeouts over one inning.
Zach Eflin (9-6, 4.05 ERA) will take the mound for Philly tonight, while New York turns to Syndergaard (10-3, 3.33).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 9-2 in the last 11 Philadelphia games on Saturdays. The under is 14-6-1 in the last 21 Phillies road games.
The under is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings. New York is 63-32 in the last 95 meetings.
Syndergaard is coming off his best outing of the season and should be geared up to limit a Philadelphia offense that has struggled some over the last several weeks. Eflin looked to be breaking through a couple months ago, but has fallen on hard times of late. While he should have a decent outing against the Mets, I don't think it will be enough to overcome very little run support.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -150