New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (52-80) at New York Mets (73-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Aaron Nola (5-1) (3.26) vs. M Harvey (11-7) (2.64)
The Line: New York Mets -240 / Philadelphia Phillies +220 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies shoot for back to back victories versus the New York Mets on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies are just trying to finish the season strong and head in to the off season on a positive note. The Phillies finally beat the Mets Tuesday with a 14-8 decision. Aaron Harang gave up four runs over 4.2 frames with three relievers giving up four more. The Phils racked up ten hits and walked six times with Darin Ruf going 3-5 with a homer and six RBI’s while Darnell Sweeney and Andres Blanco combining for five runs driven in. Rookie Aaron Nola opposes the Mets for the first time in his career on Wednesday. Nola has won consecutive contests with a run allowed on five hits and four BB over 15 innings.
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The New York Mets are making themselves difficult to catch in the National League East. Despite Tuesday’s defeat the Mets have still won eight of eleven. The work on the mound failed to get the job done with Jon Niese allowing six runs through five frames with three of the next six relievers allowing six more runs. The offense pounded out 13 hits and walked three times with Yoenis Cespedes going deep and driving in and scoring two. Overall seven players knocked in runs and seven scored.The Mets hand the ball to Matt Harvey for his third start of the season versus the Phillies. Harvey has been red hot with eight straight quality starts where he has allowed eight runs.
Philadelphia are 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the Phillies are 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 12-3 in New York’s last 15 overall and is 12-3 in their last 15 on grass while going 11-3 in their last 14 games as a favorite. Philadelphia are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in New York and the over is 55-22-5 in the last 82 meetings. These teams play some wild games so I’m a bit leery of this pick…