There is nothing better than heading into the final week of the MLB betting season knowing that you can relax a little, and perhaps even give a few guys a well-earned rest. That is exactly where the New York Mets find themselves after clinching the NL East with a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. They will get their final week started with a trip to Philadelphia, with the first of three games set for Tuesday.
A Look at the New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Runline, Odds & TV Info
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Opening MLB lines: Mets -177
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 28, 2015
Mets (89-67) fans will be blowing a huge sigh of relief as they head into this final week, as their team certainly didn’t make things easy for them coming down the stretch. The Mets have not played their best ball of late, which was evident at the start of the week when they lost 2 of 3 to the Atlanta Braves. The Mets seemed to take heart in the fact that their closest rivals, the Washington Nationals, were imploding, as they looked like a very confident bunch in the series versus Cincinnati. The bats came to life in a big way, with a total of 36 runs scored over the 4 games. The Mets will still want to try and cut down on the number of runs they are giving up, especially since they are going to be facing much better pitching once the postseason begins. Bartolo Colon (14-12, 4.15 ERA) has turned the clock back coming down the stretch, and has been a huge part of the success of this team.
The Philadelphia Phillies (59-97) are already looking ahead at next year, and perhaps more specifically the MLB draft, where they will almost assuredly have the first pick. We have no idea who they will choose at that time, but we are starting to get a look at some of the young talent they already have in their system. One of those guys is 24-year old Aaron Altherr, who has looked very good since being called up back in mid-August. The young man has been on a real tear in his last 7 games, hitting .296, with 2 HR, 6 RBI, and 3 SB. He has been a consistent performer since coming into the bigs, which is something the Phillies are going to need an awful lot of moving forward with this young group. David Buchanan (2-9, 7.29 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies.
Key Online Betting Trends
NY Mets is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games
NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games
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It has been something of a baptism of fire for young Buchanan, and things don’t look to be getting any easier for him with the Mets coming to town. This should be a comfortable win for the New York crew.