Phillies, Mets Present Possible Playoff Preview
It’s not often that you see hot teams go up against one another. The Philadelphia Phillies just lost to the Miami Marlins on Thursday but have still won 12 of their last 14.
As for the New York Mets, they’ve won six straight games and 15 of their last 17. That makes these two of the top teams in the National League right now and it could wind up being a possible playoff preview.
The Mets are a sizable favorite on the MLB betting odds. Does that make them the better choice for those who bet online?
Phillies Looking for Bounce-Back Performance
As Philadelphia Phillies continue to push forward, they are trying to avoid suffering a second straight loss. Their offense has been doing well of late but is coming off a rare shutout loss.
If you’re planning to bet on the MLB odds here, note that Bryce Harper remains out for the Phillies while Kyle Schwarber suffered a calf strain and might miss this game. They are two of the team’s top three home run hitters.
Ranger Suarez will be sent to the mound to get this team back in the win column and he’s had a decent season. He is 8-5 with a 3.68 ERA. The Phillies have actually won each of his last four starts.
Suarez has held better stats when playing on the road rather than at home. When he’s in front of the home audience, he’s 2-4 with an ERA of 4.60. On the road, he’s 6-1 with a 2.87 ERA.
That would seem to tip the scales to the Phillies a little bit in this one.
Scherzer Starting for Mets
One of the reasons why the New York Mets are a big favorite in the sportsbook is because Max Scherzer will be starting. He’s been phenomenal with an 8-2 record and a stellar 1.98 ERA.
He’s faced Philadelphia three times. The Mets won two of those contests
He’s pitched a total of 17.0 innings against the Phillies while allowing eight runs. Keep in mind that he’s allowed five home runs to Phillies batters but two were to Schwarber.
Phillies vs Mets Head-to-Head
We’ve seen these teams take one another on 12 times this season, with the Mets taking nine.
Phillies vs Mets Game Information
- Game: Phillies (62-49) vs Mets (73-39)
- Location: Citi Field, Flushing Queens, NY
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug 12, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Phillies vs Mets Live stream: MLB.tv
Phillies vs Mets Betting Lines
R. Suarez -L
|+1½ -120||+185||7-110o||2½-120o / 2½-110u|
|New York Mets
M. Scherzer -R
|-1½ Ev||-215||7-110u||4½+120o / 4½-150u|
Phillies vs Mets Prediction
The Mets are currently the favorites here, which isn’t a surprise. New York has been on an absolute tear and the Mets are rolling with Scherzer, one of the better pitchers that the league has to offer.
Philadelphia can present a challenge with Suarez showing well on the road.
However, it’s hard to go against the Mets – especially knowing Harper is out and Schwarber is likely to be as well.
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The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.