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(69-84) Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets (81-72)
Date: Friday September 23, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, New York, New York
Projected Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Gabriel Ynoa
MLB Moneyline Odds: New York -163
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Friday will be the second of a four game series between the division rival Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.
New York was able to take game one 9-8 Thursday and will send Steven Matz to the mound for game two Friday while the Phillies will have Jeremy Hellickson on the hill. New York has had Philadelphia’s number so far this season, leading the series 7-5.
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Steven Matz will be on the mound for his first start since August 12th due to a shoulder injury. In his last outing, Matz threw seven shutout innings against the San Diego Padres.
He has a strong 3.40 ERA this season with a 1.21 WHIP and a record of 9-8 through 132.1 innings. This will be his first time on the hill against Philadelphia.
The Mets pitching staff hasn’t been getting much help from the New York bats as of late.
The team is currently only averaging 3.91 runs per game with a batting average of just .242. The pitchers have been doing all of the work and have a team ERA of 3.54 which is currently third in the Majors.
Jeremy Hellickson will be on the mound going for his third straight win Friday in his 31st start of the season. He dominated the Marlins his last time out, throwing a complete game of shut out ball.
Throughout his last two starts, Hellickson has pitched 15.1 scoreless innings which has lowered his ERA to 3.57 with a 1.14 WHIP through 181 innings. His weak spot for the season may be against the Mets.
He has given up 15 runs in 20 innings against New York and has a 7.58 ERA against the Mets in his career.
The Phillies come into Friday’s game last in the Majors when it comes to their work with the wood. They only average 3.74 runs as a team and are batting .239 on the season.
Their pitching hasn’t been able to do enough to compensate the lack of offensive production with a team ERA of 4.42.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The under is 7-0-1 in Philadelphia’s last 8 games against a team with a winning record.
- The under is 6-0-2 in the Phillies last 8 games on the road.
- The under is 7-2 in the Mets last 9 games.
- The under is 7-2 in the last 9 games the Mets have faced a right handed starter.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The New York Mets are right in the thick of the National League Wild Card race and need to take advantage of a couple games against a struggling Phillies team.
This could be a good opportunity for New York’s offense to get in a grove and build some momentum for a postseason push.
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This game has pitching battle written all over it. The New York bullpen should see a lot of work Friday due to a limited pitch count for Matz in his first game back on the hill.
Hellickson has dominated opposing teams his last 10 games and has given not given up a run his last two starts.
I think the Mets will do just enough to win a close game in the later innings.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 1-3 Mets
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