Mets vs. Phillies - 4/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (3-2) at New York Mets (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
A Harang (1-0) (0.00) vs. J deGrom (0-1) (3.00)
The Line: New York Mets -163 / Philadelphia Phillies +153 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Ne York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Monday at Citi Field for game one on their MLB NL East series and the Mets home opener.
The New York Mets are 3-3 this season as they prepare to play their first home game of the year. As a team the Mets are hitting .264 with two home runs with Lucas Duda hitting .381, Travis d’Arnaud hitting .333, and David Wright hitting .320. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.00 wit the starters at 3.09 and the bullpen at 2.81. For game one against the Phillies the Mets start Jacob deGrom who allowed six hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to take the loss at Washington.
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The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-3 so far this season and trail the Braves by two games in the NL East standings. As a team the Phillies are hitting .210 with Carlos Ruiz hitting .385, Freddy Galvis hitting .318, and Cody Asche hitting .429. As a team the Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 3.38 with the starters at 3.78 and the bullpen at 2.78. For game one at New York the Phillies start Aaron Harang who was lights out in his first start allowing two hits and striking out eight over 6.1 innings to get the win against the Red Sox.
New York is 2-5 in game one of a series, 17-8 as a favorite, and 9-4 in deGrom’s last 13 starts. Philadelphia is -9 in their last 12 road games, 2-8 as a road underdog, and 4-1 following a loss. Philadelphia is 8-20 in their last 28 games against New York.
I like deGrom in this matchup but looking at the way Harang pitched in his last outing and the overall play of the Phillies it’s tough to lay such big odds which is why I will take the Mets as a free pick and not as a Premium Play.