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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 4/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Tuesday April 16, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies -115 / New York Mets +105 O/U: 9
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The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday evening.

In the Monday opener of this set, we had an 11-inning battle as the Mets edged out Philly 7-6.

For Tuesday’s game, the Mets will be sending out Steven Matz for the start. In his 16.1 innings and 1-0 mark this year, Matz has a 1.65 ERA with 19 Ks and five walks.

In the victory Monday, the Mets’ Robinson Cano finished with a hit and two RBI. Wilson Ramos helped out the New York cause with two RBI and a run.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re sending out Nick Pivetta on Tuesday. Over 13.1 innings and a 1-1 record this season, Pivetta has a 9.45 ERA with 14 Ks and five walks.

Philadelphia’s top hitter on Monday was Maikel Franco with a two-run homer in the fourth inning. JD Realmuto also registered a pair of RBI for the Phillies in that one.

The Mets are 8-0 in their last eight in game two of a series and 5-0 in Matz’s last five starts. New York is 4-1 in Matz’s last five road starts and 2-9 in his last 11 Tuesday starts.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 0-4 in their last four in game two of a series. Philly is 3-9 in Pivetta’s last 12 starts and 2-7 in his last nine starts in game two of a series.

It’s been a really nice start for Matz, who has allowed just 12 hits over his three outings, and probably should have more than one quality start for his troubles.

As for Pivetta, He was sketchy over his first two starts then just melted down versus the Nationals with seven earned in 3.2 innings. There’s no way I’m trusting Pivetta right now, so this should be a good spot for a Mets win.

New York Mets +105

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