Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (67-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (51-74)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
J deGrom (12-6) (1.98) vs. Adam Morgan (4-4) (3.92)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +169 / New York Mets -179 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets face off on Monday in Philadelphia for game one of their series on National League East teams.
The Philadelphia Phillies have just about dug themselves out of the baseman in the NL East as they have won their last three games. The Phillies are 28-30 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are 17.5 games behind the Mets in the standings. As a team the Phillies are hitting .254 with Odubel Herrera hitting .294, Jeff Francoeur hitting .271, and Freddy Galvis hitting .270. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.70 with the starters at 5.39 and the bullpen at 3.55. For game one against the Mets the Phillies start Adam Morgan who has allowed 56 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 29 over 57.1 innings for a 4-4 record and a 3.92 ERA.
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The New York Mets have won their last three games and continue to lead the NL East. The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 25-35 on the road, and they have a five game lead on the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Mets are hitting .240 with Yoenis Cespedes hitting .307, Daniel Murphy hitting .283, and Juan Lagares hitting .263. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.31 with the starters at 3.38 and the bullpen at 3.16. For game one against the Phillies the Mets start Jacob deGrom who has allowed 108 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 158 over 154.1 innings for a 12-6 record and a 1.98 ERA.
Philadelphia is 10-2 against the NL East, 0-4 in game one of a series, and 5-2 in Morgan’s last seven starts as an underdog. New York is 7-1 in game one of a series, 52-16 in their last 68 games as a favorite, and 18-4 in deGrom’s last 22 starts as a favorite. New York is 25-7 in their last 32 games against Philadelphia.
The Mets are a huge favorite here and with the way they have been playing it is impossible to play against hem in this spot.