Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/1/14
New York Mets (25-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Jonathon Niese (L) (3-3) (2.743) vs. Cole Hamels (L) (1-3) (4.433)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -132 / New York Mets +122 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, CSN-PHI
The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will take the field Sunday afternoon.
The Mets have won five of their last seven games and are still three games below a .500 record. During this stretch this Mets offense has broken out, scoring four or more runs in six of their last seven games. David Wright has 13 hits in his last 10 games and Ruben Tejada has five hits and three RBI in the first two games of this series. Pitching wise the Mets have the 11st best ERA and have allowed three or less runs in three of their last five games. Jonathon Niese gets the nod, who is 3-3 with a 2.74 ERA and has 45 strikeouts in 62.1 innings. Niese is 7-6 with a 3.08 ERA in 17 career starts against the Phillies.
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The Phillies have split their last eight games and are five games below a .500 record. The Phillies 21st ranked pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. Offensively, however, the Phillies have scored four or more runs in five of their last eight games, which is an improvement considering they’re 25th in runs scored. Ryan Howard has homered three times in his last six games. Cole Hamels gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.43 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 44.2 innings. Hamels is 7-14 with a 4.51 ERA in 28 career starts against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in Niese's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-2 in Niese's last 7 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in Hamels' last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Hamels' last 5 starts during game 4 of a series. The Phillies are 1-5 in Hamels' last 6 starts vs. Mets.
The Mets are playing decent ball lately and have owned Hamels throughout his career. I'll take the road team and the added value.