Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 20 (8/20): MLB

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 20 (8/20): MLB

Credit: photo by John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Phillies money line +108
Phillies run line +1.5 (-160)
Mets money line -130
Mets run line -1.5 (+135)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies  New York Mets
Record 65-53 77-43
Home / road record 32-27 37-24
Last 10 record 6-4 6-4
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 57-55-6 61-52-7
Runs / game 4.62 4.76
Runs allowed / game 3.99 3.76

 

Preview

The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will play the 3rd game of the series at the Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night. The Mets took the win 7-2 in the first game of the series. Alonso hit his 30th home run and surpassed 100 RBI and Starling Marte stole home.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 65-53 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.65 runs per game. They're batting for .250 AVG, 541 runs scored in 995 hits and 153 home runs, ranking #7 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 .288 avg.

Defensively they are allowing 3.99 runs per game and rank #9 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 2.92 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded for the Phillies.

Probable Pitcher:  Bailey Falter (0-3, 4.85 ERA)

Faltner will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Philadelphia. Falter has started seven games for the Phillies this season, and his eighth start is set to come next weekend. Falter has faced the Mets twice this season and has allowed six runs (three earned) over 5.0 innings against them.

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 77-43 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.80 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 562 runs scored in 1035 hits and 120 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Jeff McNeil is batting for .315 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 29 home runs and 99 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.76 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.27 ERA, 134 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the NY Mets.

Probable Pitcher:  David Peterson (6-2, 3.30 ERA)

Peterson will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Mets. The left-hander was excellent in the matinee, striking out five and holding Atlanta to three hits and three walks over 5.1 scoreless innings in a Mets victory to improve to 6-2 on the season. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.67 and 34 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Phillies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Mets are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.

NY Mets are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against Philadelphia.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

The Mets have absolutely dominated the Phillies this season and are 12-4 against them so far. For this game they'll send David Peterson who has been solid in his last 2 starts and hasn't allowed a single run across 10.1 innings. The Phillies has struggled offensively on this series I don't expect much from them on this game as well. Falter has been decent so far this season but the Phillies lost against the Mets with him on the mound earlier this season. The Mets are on another level and will beat the Phillies again.

PICK: Mets ML (-130) 

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