Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 5 (5/5): MLB

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 5 (5/5): MLB

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Time 6:45 p.m. EST
Mets money line +120
Mets run line +1.5 (-160)
Phillies money line -143
Phillies run line -1.5 (+135)
Over / under 8


Key stats

  New York Mets  Philadelphia Phillies
Record 18-9 11-14
Road / home record 9-4 8-7
Last 10 record 6-4 5-5
Streak L1 L3
Over / under record 12-12-3 12-11-2
Runs / game 4.44 4.44
Runs allowed / game 3.20 4.44



The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will meet again to play a 4-game series at the Citi Field. The Mets tied their last series 2-2 against the Braves while the Phillies lost a 2-game series vs Rangers.

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 18-9 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.44 runs per game and allowing 3.20 runs. Jeff McNeil is batting for .337 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 5 home runs and 21 RBI.

Megill leads with 4 wins and is pitching for a 2.43 and 36 strikeouts..

Probable Pitcher:

Taijuan Walker (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets in the 1st game of the series. Walker registered a no-decision during Saturday's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia, allowing two hits and two walks with one strikeout in five scoreless innings.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 11-14 record and have lost 3 games in a row. The team is averaging 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.40 runs. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 7 home runs and 16 RBI. Nick Castellanos is batting for .307 avg.

Kyle Gibson leads the pitching staff with 2 wins and a 2.93 ERA.

Probable Pitcher: 

Aaron Nola (1-3, 3.90 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Phillies. Nola allowed three runs on seven hits over six frames Friday, striking out nine and taking a loss against the Mets.


NY Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.

NY Mets are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games against NY Mets.


The Phillies have lost 4 of the 6 times they have faced the Mets this season and have been dominated by Walker who has held them to zero runs in 2 games. Aaron Nola has allowed 3 runs in each of his last 2 starts against the Mets. The wrong team is favored here, I'm going with the Mets.

PICK: Mets ML (+120)

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