Phillies vs. Mets Prediction
The host New York Mets used a big offensive effort to double up the Philadelphia Phillies last night in the middle game of the series. Will the home team finish the series with another win today as Jacob deGrom takes the mound?
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Citi Field at 1:10PM ET
TV: SNY (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mets are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +155 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Sunday morning, 65 percent of public bets are coming in on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Frazier drives in four
Mets third baseman Todd Frazier helped lead the way to a 10-5 home victory over the Phillies yesterday as he went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs and four RBIs. Jeff McNeil finished 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs. Michael Conforto ended the game 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Jay Bruce was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Brandon Nimmo went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and an RBI. Tomas Nido finished 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Noah Syndergaard earned the win as he allowed four earned runs on 12 hits with four strikeouts and five walks over 6 2/3 innings before departing after being hit in the ribs with a line drive. An MRI came back negative.
Hernandez has perfect day at plate
Philadelphia second baseman Cesar Hernandez was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBIs Saturday in the loss to New York. Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a run from the leadoff spot. Wilson Ramos ended the contest 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Rhys Hoskins finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs. Zach Eflin suffered the loss as he was shelled for six earned runs on four hits in three innings, striking out five and walking three.
Vincent Velasquez (9-10, 4.10 ERA) will start today for the Phillies, while deGrom (8-8, 1.68) takes the mound for the Mets.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games. Philadelphia is 1-7 in Velasquez' last eight road starts.
The under is 9-3 in deGrom's last 12 Sunday starts. New York is 12-2 in deGrom's last 14 starts versus the Phillies.
Velasquez has been shaky the last couple months and the Mets offense has actually performed well in two of their last three games. They haven't supported deGrom well much all season, but this could be a prime opportunity for them. Take New York today as deGrom continues his historic season.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -165