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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 5/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (18-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (22-15)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Steven Matz (1-3) (4.23) vs. J Arrieta (3-1) (3.15)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -158 / New York Mets +148 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY

The New York Mets kick off a weekend series at the Philadelphia Phillies in a Friday MLB tilt.

The New York Mets look to regroup following a 2-1, ten inning loss at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. The New York offense never got going and in the process a strong effort on the mound from Zack Wheeler went for naught with Wheeler giving up a run in a six inning stint. AJ Ramos absorbed the loss for the Mets with a walk off homer surrendered in the 10th.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 5/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York attack consisted of four hits and a pair of free passes with Asdrubal Cabrera driving in Brandon Nimmo who tripled. The NY Mets have named Steven Matz as the starter in the series opener at Philadelphia. Matz comes off of a 2-1 loss to Colorado with a run given up on three hits and a walk over six frames.

The Philadelphia Phillies put the finishing touches on a series sweep of San Francisco following a come from behind 6-3 victory on Thursday. Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez allowed three early runs before going six innings and striking out 12 to pick up the win.

The Phillies racked up 12 hits and walked three times with Carlos Santana clubbing a thee run homer. Odubel Herrera went 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s and a run while Rhys Hoskins gave Philadelphia a run and RBI.

Jake Arrieta draws the starting assignment versus the visiting Mets on Friday night. Arrieta did not receive a decision in a 5-4 loss at Washington last time out with a run plated on two hits and two BB in six innings of work.

NY Mets are 1-8 in their last 9 overall and are 1-8 in their last 9 games on grass and  are 13-5 in their last 18 Friday games. Over is 7-2 in Philadelphia last 9 home games and Philadelphia are 21-8 in their last 29 home games and under is 5-2-1 in Philadelphia last 8 Friday games. NY Mets are 57-25 in the last 82 meetings.

The Mets have generally fared the best in this matchup but I get the feeling that things are beginning to tilt in favor of Philadelphia…

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