Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Game One - 8/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (51-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (66-53)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Steven Matz (5-9) (4.35) vs. Zach Eflin (8-4) (3.57)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / New York Mets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets take the field in game one of their twin bill at the Philadelphia Phillies in Thursday MLB.
The New York Mets have been avoiding the National League East basement with wins in seven of eleven. New York has struggled at the plate with 3.96 runs scored on a .230 BA.
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New York has hit 121 homers and stolen 47 bases with both being at or near the bottom of MLB.
The NY Mets have named Steven Matz. as the game one starter starter at Philadelphia. Matz is 5-9 over 21 start with 4.35 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies find themselves just out of first place in the NL East, a couple of games behind the Braves. Philadelphia does not light up the scoreboard with 4.30 runs on a .234 team batting average but the team has connected on 137 long balls which is a respectable 15th in the game.
The Phillies are led by their pitching with a 3.73 ERA checking in at number six. The Phils starters do most of the heavy lifting with 62 quality starts which is third in the game.
Philadelphia might be sending Zach Efflin to the mound in game on.
NY Mets are 8-20 in their last 28 Thursday games and over is 22-9-4 in NY Mets last 35 Thursday games. Under is 12-3-1 in Philadelphia last 16 overall and under is 12-3-1 in Philadelphia last 16 on grass and under is 6-2-1 in Philadelphia last 9 Thursday games. Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and NY Mets are 60-28 in the last 88 meetings.
I’m a Phillies fan and I know the Mets have had their number for awhile but this trend has to stop…