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Phillies vs. Mets - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (69-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-76)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Niese (8-9) (3.80) vs. A Harang (5-14) (4.67)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +155 / New York Mets -165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY/CSPh

The New York Mets look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday night.

The New York Mets look to stay hot and build on their six-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Mets have won nine of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 119 hits and 55 RBI while Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy have combined for 108 RBI. The New York Mets have won seven of their last 10 road games. Jonathon Niese gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.80 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Niese is 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Mets - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 117 hits and 36 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Ryan Howard have combined for 106 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last seven home games. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 5-14 with a 4.67 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Harang is 6-7 with a 3.94 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Nieses last 5 starts as a favorite. The Phillies are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series and 3-13 in Harangs last 16 starts. The Mets are 7-0 in Nieses last 7 starts vs. Phillies. 

Would you pick the Phillies with Harang on the hill? Better yet, would you pick against the Mets with Niese on the hill, a guy who has beaten the Phillies in his last seven outings? Nope to both questions. 

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New York Mets -1.5

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