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(3-3) New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies (3-3)
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Clay Bucholz
MLB Moneyline Odds: New York +120 | Phillies -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: New York -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Matt Harvey pitched well in the Mets’ third game of the season, a win over the Atlanta Braves last Thursday, in which he went 6.2 innings and allowed two runs and only three hits.
The simple fact that Harvey is now considered the Met’s third best pitcher is a feat unto itself and bodes well for their 2017 season.
His presence in the middle of the Mets rotation however has more to do with his performance and injuries last year than it does his individual talent. Harvey pitched less than 100 innings last year and posted a 4.86 ERA, both career worst numbers.
Yet his velocity on Thursday was comparable to career marks, higher than last year and he’s off to a strong start in the young 2017 season.
In Clay Bucholz’s first game as a non-member of the Boston organization, he struggled against a weak Cincinnati lineup to the tune of 10 total baserunners and four earned runs in a quick five inning appearance.
Throughout his career, Bucholz has been a mixed bag, he’s had season’s with an ERA below two and has had seasons with an ERA above five.
He’s somewhere in the middle, with a career ERA of just below four and is a serviceable middle of the rotation type pitcher.
He also should prove to be an effective stop gap for a Philadelphia team that is in transition and to some extent, simply needs warm bodies and perhaps a player that can be a mentor to younger players. Bucholz’s best days are behind him but could still have an important role moving forward.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYM are 25-10 in their last 35 games as a favorite
- Under is 6-2 in Harveys last 8 on grass
- PHI are 2-8 in their last 10 games as an underdog
- Under is 7-3 in PHI last 10 overall
Free New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Anything can happen on a given day and the Phillies have played well up to this point, yet Harvey is reliable at his worst and can dominate at his best. Expect the Mets to take advantage of their former and hopefully current ace.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York Mets
The story in the early season will be how effective Harvey can be after a down year, he still has the electricity of his pitches, the key will be location and endurance. The Braves followed by the Phillies is a nice way to ease into the season for Harvey and the Mets should win this ballgame.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 5 – Philadelphia 1
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