New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 6-1-23 MLB Picks

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The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Citi Field on Thursday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Mets are -170 home favorites while the Phillies are +145 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Taijuan Walker will start for the Phillies and is 4-2 with a 5.57 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Max Scherzer will start for the Mets and is 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

New York’s 4-1 win over the Phillies on Wednesday made it three straight wins for the Mets in this head-to-head matchup.


Philadelphia is 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. New York is 6-0 in their last 6 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 games against a right-handed starter.


I’m backing the Mets here. Max Scherzer’s back to looking like good old Max Scherzer, a pitcher that dominates opposing lineups and I don’t expect that to change here against the Phillies. On the other side, Taijuan Walker hasn’t been very good this season and I have to imagine that the Mets want to take it out on their former teammate. Give me the Mets.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:New York Mets -170