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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (59-69) at New York Mets (65-63)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

Vincent Velasquez (8-6) (4.31) vs. Robert Gsellman (1-0) (0.00)

The Line: New York Mets -133 / Philadelphia Phillies +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds


Headed our way Sunday in MLB action from Cit Field, the Philadelphia Phillies are taking on the New York Mets to close out their weekend series. 

This will be the third game of the set. On Friday, the Mets took a 9-4 win. On Saturday, New York won again 12-1. 

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Taking the mound for the Phillies on Sunday will be RHP Vince Velasquez. In his 22 starts and 8-6 record, Velasquez has put up a 4.31 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in 119 innings. Velasquez put up six innings in his last outing, a loss against the Cardinals where he gave up seven hits and five runs. 

It’s pretty easy to find the top hitters in Philadelphia. Odubel Herrera has 133 hits with 42 RBI and 67 runs. Cesar Hernandez is right behind with 125 hits, 51 runs and 33 RBI. Maikel Franco has put up 117 hits with 53 runs, 22 homers and 72 RBI. 

Over on the Mets’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Robert Gsellman. In his lone game this year, Gsellman put up 3.2 innings with two hits and no earned agains the Cardinals, tossing two strikeouts and three walks .

The Mets have a handful of key hitters up top as well. Neil Walker has posted 116 hits with 23 homers, 55 RBI and 56 runs. Asdrubal Cabrera sits on 109 hits with 47 runs and 42 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes holds 107 hits with 56 runs, 25 homers and 66 RBI. 

The Phillies are 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, and 1-5 in Velasquez’s last six starts in game three of a series. Philadelphia is also 0-7 in Velasquez’s last seven starts, and 0-7 in Velasquez’s last seven starts on grass. 

Meanwhile, the Mets are 6-0 in their last six Sunday game, and 7-13 in their last 20 home games. New York is also 6-1 in their last seven overall, and 6-1 in their last seven games on grass. 

The Mets seem to be playing pretty well lately, so I’ll take New York here.

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