Mets vs. Phillies Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies will be going for the series win today when they host the New York Mets. Can Philadelphia overcome Noah Syndergaard on the mound today as the small underdogs?
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Citizens Bank Park at 6:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mets are a -119 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +109 underdog, while the total is set 7.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Nola, bullpen guide Philly to win
Aaron Nola threw 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball and the bullpen was scoreless the rest of the way last night in a 5-2 home win over the Mets. Pat Neshek struck out one and walked one in one-third of an inning to record the win. Hector Neris struck out two in a perfect inning of work for his 11th save of the season. Cesar Hernandez was 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base from the leadoff spot to help pace the offense. Carlos Santana finished 2-for-2 with two walks and a run. Jorge Alfaro was 2-for-3 with a home run, a stolen base and three RBIs.
Matz homers in defeat
New York starting pitcher Steven Matz helped his own cause Tuesday night as he hit a solo home run in the loss. He threw five shutout innings before being lifted. Drew Smith took the loss in relief as he gave up three earned runs on four hits in one-third of an inning. Jeff McNeil went 2-for-4 to help lead the offense. Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Dominic Smith finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Kevin Plawecki walked twice in four plate appearances.
Syndergaard (12-3, 3.26 ERA) will start today for the Mets, while the Phillies counter with Zach Eflin (10-7, 4.26).
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 7-2 in Syndergaard's last nine Wednesday starts. The over is 7-3-1 in Syndergaard's last 11 Wednesday starts.
The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall. Philadelphia is 32-66 in the last 98 meetings.
Not only has New York dominated this series in recent years, but Syndergaard is pitching some of his best baseball of the season right now. Philadelphia is not the same team as it was a couple months ago and this is a game it will probably lose as it plays out the string this season.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -119