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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (70-91) at Philadelphia Phillies (65-96)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

N Syndergaard (1-2) (3.18) vs. Nick Pivetta (7-10) (6.12)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -106 / New York Mets -104 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh, SNY

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies meet Sunday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The New York Mets look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The New York Mets have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than two runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 134 hits and 59 RBI while Jose Reyes and Michael Conforto have combined for 227 hits and 126 RBI. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Syndergaard is 4-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies also look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Freddy Galvis leads the Phillies with 154 hits and 61 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera have combined for 294 hits and 87 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 7-10 with a 6.26 ERA and 133 strikeouts this season. Pivetta is 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 7-16 in their last 23 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in Syndergaards last 7 road starts and 0-4 in Syndergaards last 4 starts. The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 10-3 in their last 13 Sunday games and 5-1 in Pivettas last 6 starts. The Mets are 40-16 in the last 56 meetings in Philadelphia, 54-24 in the last 78 meetings and 4-1 in Syndergaards last 5 starts vs. Phillies.

Syndergaard has pitched just one inning since April and is expected to pitch one inning or just 25 pitches in this game. Pivetta has allowed just two runs in his last 12 innings and has been better at home than on the road this season. The Phillies have had more recent success and seem to be enjoying the improved play, as they hope to gain confidence heading into the offseason. The Mets have been waiting for this season to end for about two months now. I'll take the Phillies here.

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