Phillies at NY Mets: What to know about odds, pitching matchups & predictions before you bet
The New York Mets return home after a six game road trip as they play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field for a three game series that finishes up Sunday night.
Here are my picks and predictions on the third and final matchup between these two National League East rivals with odds powered by Tipico Sportsbook.
Pitching Edge: Mets
Friday, 7:10 p.m.: Tylor Megill vs. Aaron Nola
PREDICTION: METS 6, PHILLIES 4
RESULT: METS 3, PHILLIES 0
Saturday, 7:10 p.m.: Taijuan Walker vs. Kyle Gibson
PREDICTION: PHILLIES 5, METS 3
RESULT: PHILLIES 4, METS 1
Sunday, 7:00 p.m.: Max Scherzer vs. Zach Eflin
Scherzer gets the ball for the series finale that will be on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. Mad Max has been sensational for the Mets this year but especially his last two outings where he's combined to go 14 innings, allowed only three hits and struck out an incredible 20 batters against two of the best teams in the National League in the Cardinals and Giants.
Eflin had a great outing his last time on the bump as he went six innings and gave up only two hits and one earned run in to earn his first win of the season in a 10-3 victory against the Colorado Rockies. Despite a career 4.70 ERA in 13 appearances against the Mets, he's allowed two or fewer runs in four straight starts vs. New York.
After only a combined eight runs scored in the first two games, I expect the rubber match to be no different as it should be a pitchers' duel in Queens. If that's the case, you have to go with Scherzer over Eflin in what I believe will be a low-scoring affair on Sunday Night Baseball.
Take the Mets on the moneyline (-190), to win by multiple runs at +122 and the low total of under 6.5 total runs (+100) on Tipico Sportsbook.
PREDICTION: METS 3, PHILLIES 1
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