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(39-16) New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-29)
Date: Saturday July 16, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Logan Verrett vs Jerad Eickoff
MLB Moneyline Odds: Split -104
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 @ -143
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Two NL East teams with opposite winning percentages of .500 will do battle in Philly, as the Mets look to take sole possession of 2nd in the division.
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The Mets offense has basically hinged around Yoenis Cespedes this season, so with him doubtful to be in the lineup due to a quad injury, they may have a tough time platting runs.
Cespedes leads the team in all major offense categories, and while Neil Walker has put together a nice season, he only has 2 hits in his past 6 games.
Newly acquired Jose Reyes has already hit 3 homers in his limited action this year,
Logan Verrett makes a spot start here to give extra rest to Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Matz, both of whom are suffering from bone spurs in their throwing elbows and likely on innings limits.
Verrett has a 4.34 ERA on the season with a 3-6 record.
Jerad Eickoff has put together an excellent first half to his rookie season despite the 6-10 record, which is mostly a byproduct the lousy team he plays on. He’s earned a 3.80 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP with 94 strikeouts.
Jeamar Gomez looks to be a likely trade chip nearing the deadline as he’s put together strong year as Philly’s closer and is expendable to the rebuilding team.
Many thought the Phillies would be a 100 loss team this year, but they have performed reasonably ahead of where they were projected, but still not good.
Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco are nice young hitters to build around as they look to contend in the future.
Herrera leads the team in steals (12) and average (.294) and Franco in homers (18) and RBI (52).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- New York is 21-21 on the road
- the Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games
- Philly is 21-23 at home this year
- The Phillies are 7-3 in their past 10
Free New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Not that I think Logan Verrett is a bad pitcher by any means- his numbers suggest he’s about league average – but I don’t really expect the Mets to put up big run totals in general just looking at their roster.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 9.5
Eickoff is a good young pitcher and should be able to handle the Cespedes-less Mets lineup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philly 5-3
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