On Tuesday, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will take the field in the 2nd game of a three game series in Philadelphia. The Mets come into this game with a 5-6 record while the Philadelphia Phillies are 6-7 (not including Monday’s results). Last week, the Mets dropped a pair of games to the Phillies so they hope to bounce back in this one. On the mound for New York is Logan Verrett who had a sharp outing his last time out. He is 0-0 on the season with a 1.29 ERA. For the Phillies, Vince Velasquez will take the mound. Velasquez has shown signs of being a dominant pitcher as he blanked the Padres with a complete game shutout and 16 strikeouts his last time out. He is 2-0 on the season. The Phillies have had a tough time with the Mets in the past, but they may be slightly favored in this game on Tuesday. Find out the updated MLB online betting run lines here.
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Odds Analysis
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Where: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
Radio: 94 WIP
Stream Option: MLB TV
Starting Pitchers: Verrett vs. Velasquez
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Mets
The Mets were many peoples pre-season favorite to win the NL East. They have struggled a bit out of the game but with the pitching they have, they should find their stride. Their offense hasn’t quite came around yet. They are led by MVP candidate Yoenis Cespedes and up and comer Michael Conforto. As a team, they have shown signs of late that the offense is starting to come around. If they can get Granderson and Wright going they could be in business. D’Arnaurd is battling an injury so watch the status of him come Tuesday.
Why Bet the Phillies
Unlike the Mets, the Phillies were most peoples choice to come in last in the NL East. They sit at 6-7 and 2nd place in the NL East currently. Ryan Howard is still getting it done offensively for them as he has four Home Runs already. They are near the bottom of the league in most offensive stat categories though. But pitching is another story. Thanks in large part to Tuesday’s start, Velasquez, the Phillies are in the top 10 in most NL pitching stats. Velasquez has truly looked like a superstar his first couple times out this season. Can he continue that dominance against the rival Mets?
Expert Score & Pick Prediction
The Phillies have the pitching edge in this game. Look for Velasquez to be sharp again and shut down this Mets offense. If Philadelphia can score enough runs on Tuesday, they can get this win. This is a very tough game to predict but in the end, betting on the Phillies to win is the way to go. They are at home and have the pitching edge. Bet Philadelphia MoneyLine at MyBookie on Tuesday. The final score will be Phillies 3 and Mets 2.