Philadelphia Phillies (6-3) at New York Mets (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:40 pm (Citi Field)
Aaron Nola (0-0) (2.53) vs. Marcus Stroman
The Line: New York Mets +108 / Philadelphia Phillies -118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Citi Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Phillies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Phillies have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with 11 hits and five RBI while Didi Gregorius and JT Realmuto have combined for 20 hits and 14 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Nola is 8-2 with a 3.26 ERA and 119 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Mets have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their first five games. The Mets have lost three of their last four games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with seven hits and one RBI while Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso have combined for eight hits and six RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Stroman is 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Mets are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-0 in Phillies last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Mets last 7 overall. The Phillies are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
it's hard to pick the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, but we're getting plus money with Stroman at home. While the Philadelphia Phillies offense has been more impressive and Nola and a cheap price is attractive, these are the sort of spots Stroman has thrived. National TV, against a division rival and his team needs a boost, these are the sort of spots Stroman was brought to New York. I'll take the plus money.