The MLB is back in action today as the New York Mets will clash with the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a three-game series at the Citizens Bank Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. The Mets will start this game with Steven Matz and the Phillies will counter with Aaron Nola.
New York Mets Form
The Mets will not be part of the postseason. They had an average team this season and this outcome is expected. However, they have been solid against the Phillies this season as they have won 10 of the 16 games against them. They did not have a great season but their record against teams like the Phillies, the Marlins and the Nationals is pretty solid. The Mets will now aim to rebuild for the next season. They have averaged 5.05 runs per game and have allowed 4.95 runs per game on the road this year.
Steven Matz will be the starter for the Mets and record against the Phillies stands at 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA in four starts, including 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA in three starts here at Citizens Bank Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Mets have been poor this season as they are placed on the 23rd place in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.15 runs per game, while also being on the 28th spot in hitting at .237 and 23rd place in homers with a total of 143. On the mound, they have been below average as their stats placed on them on the 18th spot in the league in ERA at 4.23 while also being on the 14th spot in WHIP at 1.29 and 8th spot in K’s with 1229.
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Phillies did their best this season. They still have mathematical chances to reach a playoff spot but it will be very hard. They might get lucky as the Braves are facing the Cardinals and that may give a chance to the Phillies to catch up with Atlanta. However, the Phillies have not been playing well lately as they have only won two of their last eight games.
The Phillies have averaged 4,65 runs per game and have allowed 4.33 runs per game at home so far this season.
Aaron Nola will get the nod for the Phillies in this game and his record against the Mets stands at 6-1 with a 3.38 ERA in eight starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Phillies have been below average this season as they are placed on the 22nd spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.23 runs per game. They are also placed on the 28th place in hitting at .237 and 15th place in homers with a total of 169 so far. On the mound, they are placed on the 15th spot in the league in ERA at 3.97, while also being 12th in WHIP at 1.27 and on the 7th spot in K’s with 1308.
The Mets did their best this season and this outcome for them is somewhat expected. On the other side, the Phillies still have slim chances to get a playoff spot this season. However, in order to maintain that hope, they need to win this game. They have not been playing well lately and this game comes at the perfect time for them to return to winning ways. Take the Phillies in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies on 09/17/2018
is: Take the Philadelphia Phillies -175 (money line bet)
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