Mets vs. Phillies Prediction 

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

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?

Game Snapshot

901 New York Mets at 902 Philadelphia Phillies

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

New York

The Mets are 10-29 in their last 39 Tuesday games. New York is 2-8 in Matz' last 10 Tuesday starts.

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 2-7 in their last nine games overall. Philadelphia is 66-31 in the last 97 meetings.

Prediction:

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

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