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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game One - 7/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (49-37) at New York Mets (35-50)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm (Citi Field)

Zach Eflin (7-2) (2.97) vs. Z Wheeler (2-6) (4.36)

The Line: New York Mets +105 / Philadelphia Phillies -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY

Monday MLB brings us to Citi Field for game on of a DH between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.

The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten hot and are now in a first place battle with Atlanta for supremacy in the National League East. It’s still early in the season and the team has to have an eye on Washington as well which means adding a few pieces by the All Star break.

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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game One - 7/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phillies have established themselves as a as a decent offense with 4.49 runs score on just a .236 BA which says the bats produce in the clutch often enough. The Philadelphia pitching has been sold as well with a 3.85 team ERA to rank #12 so the offense doesn’t need to produce big numbers very often.

Philadelphia hands the game one start to Zach Efflin who is riding a six game win streak. On the season Efflin is 7-2 with a 2.97 ERA covering 63.2 innings of work.

The New York Mets are far removed from their success of several years ago and find themselves in 4th place in the National League East. New York is likely out of the division race and need to hold off Miami to avoid falling in to the basement.

The Mets have put a lot of strain on their pitching because the offense is averaging 3.95 runs on a .231 BA and their 4.28 ERA says the arms have been unable to carry the load. The NY Mets will probably want to unload dome salary come the trade deadline.

The NY Mets have named Zach Wheeler as Monday’s game one starter against visiting Philadelphia. Wheeler comes in off of an 8-6 loss (ND) at Toronto with two runs given up in 6.1 frames.

Philadelphia are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and under is 5-1 in Philadelphia last 6 overall. NY Mets are 8-23 in their last 31 home games and under is 15-6 in NY Mets last 21 home games and NY Mets are 17-40 in their last 57 games on grass. Philadelphia are 26-58 in the last 84 meetings.

The Phillies will be tested in New York here they haven’t enjoyed much success in recent years but I’m hoping the worm has turned…

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