The secret to success for a number of teams this season is going to come from being in one of the weaker divisions in baseball. The NL East looks to be one of those divisions, as it is likely to be a 2-horse race between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. Both of those teams had their share of issues last season, with injuries in particular playing a part, but it ended up being a head to head battle in 2015 despite those issues. The Mets made a great postseason run last year, and made it all the way to the World Series before falling to the Royals. They have made a number of changes, and are considered to be one of the favorites to come out of the National League, assuming of course that they can stay healthy. They will face the Phillies on Saturday as part of a 3-game series. MyBookie.ag will have all the odds for this one up at the MLB betting page.
How To Bet The Phillies Vs Mets MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Saturday, April 9 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Citi Field, New York
Starting Pitchers: Phillies: Vince Velasquez Vs Mets: Steven Matz
TV: CSN, MLBN
Radio: Mets and Phillies
Live Stream: CSN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies (0-3) were an absolute horror show last season, and there is no reason to believe that they are going to be any better this year. They are likely to be dueling with the Atlanta Braves for the bottom spot in the NL East, and their 0-3 start to the season seems to indicate that they are going to be as bad as we all expect. How quickly the Phillies rebuild is going to depend on the performance of the young guys in their line-up this season. If the prospects can live up to expectations, the Phillies might well start to spend some money on bringing in quality pieces, but don’t expect to see that happen until next season. Vince Velasquez, who went 1-1 with a 4.37 ERA with the Astros last season, will get the start.
Why bet on the New York Mets
New York Mets (1-1) fans have every reason to be excited about this season, as they are fielding a team that has a legitimate shot at winning it all. The came as close as it gets last season, and the front office has once again made some moves that should help fill the holes that contributed to them coming up a little short last season. The key for the Mets this year will be keeping their starting rotation healthy. They have arguably the best one through five rotation in the business, but any sort of injury to that group could mean potential problems for the Mets. Steven Matz will be on the mound for the Mets. He went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA last year.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Mets have gone 27-11 against the Phillies over the last 3 seasons, which certainly suggests they should have the upper hand here. I see a pretty comfortable win for them on Saturday.
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