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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Betting Analysis

The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets play the first of a three-game series on Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Citi Field.

Philadelphia ranks third in the National League East with records of 62-49 overall and 30-23 on the road, which trails the division leading Mets by 10.5 games. The Mets currently pace the National League East with a record of 73-39, which has been aided by their sturdy 38-18 tally at home.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Betting Prediction

The Mets send RHP Max Scherzer to the hill against Philadelphia’s seventh-ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.72 RSPG), who’s been phenomenal in his first campaign with New York sitting 8-2 with a 1.98 ERA in 15 starts this season (0.90 WHIP), despite posting a lackluster 4.24 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across three outings against the Phillies (17 IP, 8 ER).

On the flip side, the Phillies send LHP Ranger Suarez to the mound against New York’s third-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.86 RSPG), who’s also having an excellent campaign sitting 8-5 with a 3.68 ERA across 19 starts this season (1.37 WHIP), which already includes a bumpy outing against the Mets (2.2 IP, 3 ER).

I’ll back New York to cover here, as Scherzer is 16-5 with a 2.66 ERA across 28 career starts against Philadelphia (1.03 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Phillies and Suarez, who’s 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA across 10 career appearances against the Mets (1.87 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Mets 5, Phillies 2
Best Bet: Mets -1.5 (+105)

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East
  • Venue: Citi Field
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Current Form

Philadelphia continues to thrive, winning six out of their last seven games against the Nationals and the Marlins. Game two with Miami was their worst in the last seven, as they failed to produce a single run. Philadelphia cruised past Washington on Sunday by plating 13 runs. New York continues to thrive, winning six out of their last seven games against the Braves and the Reds. New York allowed only one run on Monday in the first of three contests against the Reds. Scoring 10 runs against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday’s third game in the series was their best performance in their last seven games.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Pitching Matchup

Philadelphia: Ranger Suárez (8-5, 3.68 ERA)

Phillies’ left-hander Ranger Suárez owns a 8-5 record and 3.68 ERA in his 19th start of the season. Suárez also posted a 1.36 WHIP, while striking out 85 and walking 37 batters in 100.1 innings this season. The Phillies edged Washington, 11-5 on August 6, 2022 behind Suárez’s 5.1 strong innings of work. The 26-year-old yielded three runs on seven hits, while striking out five and issuing two walks. In nine road start this season, Suárez has compiled a 6-1 record in 53.1 innings, while striking out 46, walking 16 batters, and putting together a 2.87 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.

New York: Max Scherzer (8-2, 1.98 ERA)

Max Scherzer takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 14th start of the season for the Mets in this contest. He comes in 8-2 with a 1.98 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, 17 walks and 120 strikeouts over 95.2 innings of work on the year. Pitching at home this season, Scherzer is 4-1 with a 1.77 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, nine walks and 54 strikeouts over 45.2 innings in six starts.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Series History

In 2021, the Phillies won the season series 10-9 over New York. However, the Mets are 9-3 against the Phillies this season.

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