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Mets vs. Phillies - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (70-85) at New York Mets (82-73)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

Jake Thompson (3-5) (5.62) vs. Robert Gsellman (2-2) (3.13)

The Line: New York Mets -181 / Philadelphia Phillies +161 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh/SNY

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies look to play spoiler after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has shown up big time all week, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 161 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 38 RBI and Maikel Franco has 25 home runs. Jake Thompson gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 5.62 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Thompson’s first career game against the Mets.

Mets vs. Phillies - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets need a big win after splitting their last 14 games. The Mets have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The New York Mets offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 138 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 83 RBI and Curtis Granderson has 29 home runs. Robert Gsellman takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Gsellman’s second career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 18-37 in their last 55 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Thompsons last 7 starts. The Mets are 9-1 in their last 10 Sunday games and 22-10 in their last 32 games on grass. The Phillies are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in New York.

Two young pitchers and two teams that have been tough to figure out recently. Yes, the Mets need the wins and are the better team, but the Phillies have enjoyed playing spoiler and have an offense that is crushing right now. I'll take a shot here with the big plus money. 

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Philadelphia Phillies +161

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