Mets vs. Phillies Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies send ace Aaron Nola to the mound tonight at home versus the New York Mets. Will Philadelphia win tonight's game as the heavy favorites?
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: SNY (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Phillies are a -176 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +166 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 79 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Mets roll behind Wheeler
New York dominated Monday's opener at the Phillies to the tune of 9-4. Zack Wheeler secured the win as he allowed four earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks over seven innings. Jeff McNeil helped pace the offense as he went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Michael Conforto had a huge night as he was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and six RBIs.
Crawford paces Phillies in loss
Carlos Santana finished 1-for--2 with two walks in yesterday's home loss to the Mets. Wilson Ramos and Nick Williams both went 1-for-4 with a run. J.P. Crawford finished 1-for-3 iwth a triple, a run and three RBIs. Tommy Hunter took the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on two hits with a strikeout in one inning of work.
Steven Matz (5-11, 4.18 ERA) will start today for New York, while Philadelphia counters with Nola (16-5, 2.42).
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 10-29 in their last 39 Tuesday games. New York is 2-8 in Matz' last 10 Tuesday starts.
The Phillies are 2-7 in their last nine games overall. Philadelphia is 66-31 in the last 97 meetings.
Nola is coming off a start not up to his standards, but overall he has been very consistent and often dominant this season. With Matz not having a very strong season, I can't see him matching Nola tonight. Even though the Phillies are struggling, this game sets up well for them to even the series.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -176