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2021 MLB Handicapping
(56-53) New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies (57-53)
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (NYM) vs. Zack Wheeler (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +115 Phillies -147
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets +1.5, Phillies -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Mets will be in Philadelphia to take on the Phillies for game 3 Sunday at 1:05 ET. Game 2 of that series is Saturday at 4:05 ET.
Taijuan Walker is going for the Mets and Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies.
The Phillies took the first game of the series 4-2.
New York Mets
The Mets continue to struggle and it is happening at the worst time. They have lost 5 of their last 5 games.
They are no longer in first place of the National League East with a record of 56-53.
Before this series with the Phillies, the Mets lost 3 out of 4 games to the Marlins. In those games, New York scored 14 runs and allowed 18 runs.
Marcus Stroman went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday. Edwin Diaz gave up a 2 run shot to Bryce Harper to make it 4-2.
Taijuan Walker has been a totally different pitcher in the second half of the season. His last start was against the Marlins where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Miami won that game 5-4.
The pitching has been good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.68 which is 10th best in baseball.
They have really struggled to score runs at times this year. The team is only scoring 3.79 runs per game which is 28th best in baseball.
New York has hit 115 home runs which is 25th best in baseball.
The Phillies continue to roll and they have now won 6 games in a row.
They are now in 1st place of the National League East with a record of 57-53. They lead the Mets by 0.5 game.
Philadelphia swept a 4 game set with the Nationals before this series. In those games, the Phillies scored 28 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Kyle Gibson went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Friday.
Zack Wheeler has been the best pitcher on this team so far. He is 9-6 with a 2.57 ERA. His last start was against the Nationals where he went 7.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Phillies won this game 5-4.
Pitching has not been great for this team overall. They have an ERA of 4.47 which is 18th best in the game.
Their offense has been a good one this year. They are scoring 4.64 runs per game which is 13th best in baseball.
Philadelphia has hit 128 home runs which is 19th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 2-5 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 games overall.
- Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. the National League East.
- Phillies are 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.
- Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Phillies are 6-0 in their last 6 games on grass.
- Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Phillies continue to play good baseball and I see that happening again on Sunday. Right now, they are a very hard team to knock off.
I know it is not as simple as just picking the hot team, but I just do not see the Mets snapping out of this. The way they have been playing as of late is not that of a good team.
This does have a chance to be a good pitchers duel. I look for Wheeler to look good against his former team and get the Phillies a win.
I am going with the Phillies on the moneyline here.
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