Mets vs. Phillies Prediction

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 9/17/18, Prediction & Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies have gone into a freefall as of late to fall well behind in the NL East standings. Will Philadelphia's struggles continue tonight as they open a series against the New York Mets?

Game Snapshot

951 New York Mets at 952 Philadelphia Phillies

Monday, September 17, 2018

Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET

TV: NBCSP (PHI)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BeNow.eu, the Phillies are a -113 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +103 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

deGrom gets no-decision

Jacob deGrom was again in fine form against one of the best offenses in baseball Sunday afternoon, allowing three earned runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts and a walk over seven innings to get a no-decision in a 4-3 loss at the Red Sox. Seth Lugo took the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout over one inning. Amed Rosario helped pace the offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Michael Conforto finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jay Bruce was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.  

Phillies fall in series finale against Marlins

Philadelphia had ended a five-game losing streak with a pair of home wins over Miami, but could not finish the sweep with a 6-4 loss Sunday. Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run from the leadoff spot. Rhys Hoskins was 2-for-5 with a double. Aaron Altherr finished 2-for-2 with two doubles and a run after entering as a reserve. Roman Quinn finished 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Nick Pivetta suffered the loss as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with eight strikeouts plus a walk over five innings.

Zack Wheeler (11-7, 3.23 ERA) will start today for New York, while the Phillies counter with Jake Arrieta (10-9, 3.66).

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Mets are 10-2 in Wheeler's last 12 starts. The under is 5-2-2 in the last nine New York road games.

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 2-6 in their last eight games overall. Philadelphia is 31-65 in the last 96 meetings.

Prediction:

Wheeler has had a fine season overall and he has been particularly superb since the All-Star Break, while Arrieta has been mostly positive this season for the Phillies but his reduced stuff leaves him vulnerable to the occasional horrendous outing. With how badly Philadelphia has struggled lately, I really like taking my chances on the Mets today behind another Wheeler gem.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +103

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