Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/6/21

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/6/21 Photo by Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (0-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (4-0)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Marcus Stroman (0-0) (0.00) vs. Chase Anderson (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +120 / New York Mets -138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Tuesday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. 

This will be the second installment of a three-game set between these teams this week. In the opener on Monday, Philly posted a 5-3 comeback win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place. 

New York got a late start to the season this year. The Mets had a series cancelled over the weekend so this set is their first appearance so far. In the Monday game, New York had a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the eighth but coughed up five runs in an eventual 5-3 loss. Michael Conforto notched two hits with an RBI in that one. 

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For the Tuesday starting pitcher role, New York will go with Marcus Stroman. Last year Stroman opted out so it’s been a while since we’ve seen him on the mound. This spring Stroman started five games, going 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 17 Ks in 18.1 innings of work. 

Over on the Phillies’ side, they powered past the Braves in their opening series, taking wins in all three 3-2, 4-0 and 2-1. In Monday’s game the Phillies were down in the eighth inning but bagged five runs in that frame. Bryce Harper posted a run and an RBI with two walks. 

For the starter role on Tuesday, the Phillies will send out Chase Anderson. Last year with the Blue Jays Anderson went 1-2 in 10 games (seven starts), posting 38 strikeouts in 33.2 innings. He’ll be a key piece in the back of the Phillies’ rotation this year if all goes well. 

The Mets are 8-2 in their last 10 in game two of a series and 1-5 in their last six Tuesday games. The under is 16-6 in the Mets’ last 22 Tuesday games and 16-6-1 in their last 23 in game two of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 18-8 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The under is 8-3 in the Phillies’ last 11 during game two of a series and 7-2 in their last nine on grass. 

PICK: I’m going to stick with the Mets to bounce back in this one. I like Anderson to have a good outing, though; he’s coming off a nice spring and will help fill out the Phillies’ pitching arsenal. That said, Stroman had a nice spring himself, with a solid strikeout rate. This should be a fun starting pitcher matchup but I think Stroman can put his team in a slightly better position. 

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Andrew’s Pick New York Mets -138

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