New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 14 (8/14): MLB

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 14 (8/14): MLB

Credit: photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:40 p.m. EST
Phillies money line +113
Phillies run line +1.5 (-185)
Mets money line -135
Mets run line -1.5 (+160)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies  New York Mets
Record 63-50 74-40
Road / home record 31-24 39-19
Last 10 record 8-2 8-2
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 55-52-6 58-49-7
Runs / game 4.76 4.86
Runs allowed / game 4.07 3.72

 

Preview

The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will play the 3rd game of the series at the Citi Field on Sunday. The Mets took the win in a very close game to tie the series 1-1. Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 63-50 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.76 runs per game. They're batting for .250 AVG, 524 runs scored in 938 hits and 148 home runs, ranking #6 in offense in the league behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 34 home runs and 69 RBI while Alec Bohm is batting for .293 avg.

Defensively they are allowing 4.07 runs per game and rank #9 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 2.63 ERA, 137 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded for the Phillies.

Probable Pitcher:  Zack Wheeler (11-5, 2.63 ERA)

Wheeler will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Philadelphia. Wheeler earned the win Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks over six innings against Miami. He struck out eight. He has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 2.48 and 60 strikeouts in 10 appearances against the Mets in his career.

 

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 74-40 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.86 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 544 runs scored in 992 hits and 115 home runs, ranking #3 in offense in the league behind the New York Yankees. Jeff McNeil is batting for .307 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 29 home runs and 96 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.72 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.39 ERA, 123 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the NY Mets.

Probable Pitcher:    Chris Bassitt (9-7, 3.39 ERA)

Bassit will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Mets. Bassitt picked up the win in Monday's 5-1 victory over the Reds, allowing an unearned run on eight hits and a walk over eight innings. He struck out eight. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 1.54 and 11 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Phillies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Philadelphia Phillies are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

Philadelphia Phillies are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games.

NY Mets are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.

NY Mets are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Prediction

The Mets continue to be great at home as they have won 11 of their last 13 games there and they're 6-1 playing at home against the Phillies this season. Chris Bassitr will take the mound on this game who has been insane lately and hasn't allowed a single run in his last 15 innings pitched. He has also allowed only 1 run in each his 2 starts vs Phillies this season. Zack Wheeler will start for the Phillies who's also doing a great job this season and has allowed only 1 run in his last 2 stars vs Mets. This should be another close game and a great pitching matchup but the Mets are the better team overall and they're at home. Take the Mets.

PICK: Mets ML (-135)

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