Phillies vs. Mets - 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (18-10) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
J Niese (2-2) (2.40) vs. A Harang (3-2) (2.35)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +112 / New York Mets -122 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: PIX11, CSN-PHI
The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play game two of their series Saturday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mets have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Mets have won six of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Juan Lagares leads New York with 33 hits and 11 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 30 RBI. The New York Mets have lost four of their last five games on the road. Jonathon Niese gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Niese is 9-6 with a 2.92 ERA and 107 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Phillies have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 34 hits and eight RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 29 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won three of their last four games on their home field. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Harang is 6-6 with a 4.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Nieses last 7 starts as a favorite. The Phillies are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 games as an underdog. The Mets are 22-7 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Mets just can't put runs on the board, and the Phillies have the better pitcher on the mound. I'm taking the home team and the plus money here.