Mets Looking for Revenge
A pair of playoff contenders are set to meet in New York on Saturday. Philadelphia comes into this game with an overall record of 63-49, and it has been playing well in the second half of the season. The Phillies are eight games over .500 on the road, and that performance has them currently in the Wild-Card field.
New York sits atop the NL East standings with a record of 73-40. The Mets are almost 20 games over the .500 mark at home, and they continue to do almost everything well.
The MLB lines for this game have the New York Mets as the moneyline betting favorite at -200 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Phillies Must Do Some Hitting
It’s been an interesting 2022 season for the Philadelphia Phillies, but they do appear to be hitting their stride. Interim manager Rob Thomson said, “We’ve been playing like this for a while and we played really well tonight,” after the win in the series opener.
Even though the Phillies won on Friday night, they still managed to score just two runs. Philadelphia is currently playing without both Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber, and there just isn’t a ton of power in this lineup.
Aaron Nola is on the mound on Saturday night, and he is capable of taking over a game. Nola is 8-8 with a 3.17, and has been pitching well of late.
DeGrom Can Dominate
The New York Mets will have ace Jacob deGrom on the mound and he is trying to get back into things after an injury. DeGrom was nearly unhittable in his first start and is 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA.
New York also has a dominant bullpen. The Mets have a team ERA of 3.51, and that pitching staff can be a weapon in the playoffs.
Pete Alonso is putting up MVP numbers for the Mets as he leads the team with 29 home runs and 96 RBIs. The Mets struggled to score on Friday night, but they are usually a team that can do a ton of damage.
Phillies vs Mets Head-to-Head
If you are making MLB picks for this game, then you can look at the rivalry history to help provide some information. New York has dominated this season series so far in 2022 as they have won 9 of the first 13 games.
Phillies vs Mets Game Information
- Game: Philadelphia Phillies (63-49) at New York Mets (73-40)
- Location: Citi Field, Queens, New York
- Day/Time: Saturday, August 13, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Phillies vs Mets Betting Lines
|+170||6 -120o||2½ -120u|
|Mets||-200||6 Evu||3½ -110u|
Phillies vs Mets Prediction
Even though the Phillies have their ace going in Nola, he simply is no match for Jacob deGrom. Don’t expect the Phillies to do much of anything on offense and the Mets will bounce back after a rough day at the plate on Friday.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the New York Mets -1½ as they roll to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.