New York Mets (10-7) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-6)
MLB regular season, 17th April 2019 at Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA at 1:05 PM
Philadelphia Phillies -120 / New York Mets +100
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New York Mets: The New York Mets will look to bounce back and win the series after dropping game two on Wednesday by a final score of 14-3 on Tuesday. Wilson Ramos led the Mets with two RBIs, going 1 for 3 with a solo homer while Michael Conforto added a solo shot of his own to round out New York’s scoring in the loss. Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil each had two hits with a double while J.D. Davis went 2 for 4 and Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario each contributed a base hit as well in the defeat. Steven Matz took the loss, falling to 1-1 after failing to record a single out, giving up eight runs, six earned, on four hits. Zack Wheeler will start game three and is 1-1 with a 7.47 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wheeler is 4-1 with a 3.36 ERA and 57 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Toeing the slab for the Mets will be Zack Wheeler, who has struggled in the early going as he has gone 1-1 with a 7.47 ERA in three starts. Wheeler has allowed 13 ERs on 16 hits and 11 walks while striking out 17 over 15.2 innings of work. In his career, he has gone 21-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 52 starts on the road and 5-6 with a 4.82 ERA in 17 starts during March/ April, plus 11-11 with a 3.87 ERA in 35 day starts. Wheeler is 4-1 with a 3.36 ERA in 10 starts against the Phillies, including 3-0 with a 3.96 ERA in four starts here at the Bank. The Mets have been a strong offensive team so far as they come in ranked 4th in the league in scoring, putting up 6.12 rpg, while also ranking 8th in hitting at .268 and 16th in homers with 20. On the mound, they have been rather poor as they come in ranked 24th in the league in ERA at 5.40, while also ranking 26th in WHIP at 1.53 and 1st in K’s with 170. The bullpen ranks 26th in the league with a 6.00 ERA.
Philadelphia Phillies: The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build on their strong offensive performance on Tuesday. J.T. Realmuto and Scott Kingery each had three hits and five RBIs with both recording a solo homer and a double with Realmuto adding a pair of doubles. Maikel Franco had a three-run home run while Cesar Hernandez had a double and an RBI to finish off Philadelphia’s scoring in the winning effort. Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 5 while Jean Segura and Andrew Knapp each doubled and Bryce Harper chipped in a base hit as well in the victory. Nick Pivetta got the win to improve to 2-1 after allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings of work. Jake Arrieta will start game three and is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. In his career, Arrieta is 2-3 with a 2.34 ERA and 61 strikeouts against the Mets.
The Phillies have been a good offensive team so far as they come in ranked 6th in the league in scoring, putting up 5.67 rpg, while also ranking 13th in hitting at .252 and 13th in homers with 21. On the mound, they have been below average as they come in ranked 19th in the league in ERA at 4.72, while also ranking 18th in WHIP at 1.38 and 21st in Ks with 134. The bullpen ranks 14th in the league with a 4.26 ERA.
Cover The Spread Betting Trends:
New York Mets:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets’s last 16 games.
NY Mets is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road.
NY Mets is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets’s last 11 games on the road.
NY Mets is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 7 games when playing Philadelphia.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games.
Philadelphia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games.
Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home.
Philadelphia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home.
Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing NY Mets.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing NY Mets.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets.
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Wheeler has pitched well and the Mets have been playing well but Philadelphia has been easier to trust on offense out of the gate, and Wheeler has gotten off to a slow start, allowing 13 runs in 15.2 innings this season. And this being such an early start, there’s more likelihood for Philadelphia’s offense to carry over here.