The Phillies will play the Mets on Sunday, May 1 at Citi Field in New York. We have prepared the best MLB betting prediction and pick for this game and updated the odds.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Betting Odds And Line Movement
Philadelphia and New York will have a three-game series. The Mets have won two games against the Phillies in their home stadium. The first game was on Friday and the Mets won 3-0. The second game wasn’t counted in this analysis. The Mets are listed at -185, while the Phillies are listed at +155 at the best Philadelphia betting sites. Also, the top New York gambling apps list the total at 7 runs.
Notes On The Philadelphia Phillies
Following Friday’s disaster at Citi Field, the Philadelphia Phillies fell to 10-11 on the year. They drew six free passes, but they were unable to score a single run against New York’s pitching staff.Aaron Nola gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out nine batters across six innings of work.
The Phillies lost their four-game winning streak last Thursday. They played Colorado and lost 7-1. This means that the Phillies were swept in a four-game series at home by Colorado. The Phillies had scored 32 runs in the process while Colorado managed to score only 9. In a previous game, Zach Eflin threw six innings of betting work.
Eflin will start on Sunday in New York. He is a righty who is 28 years old. So far this year he has 1 win and a 3.20 ERA. In his first 4 starts, he has 15 strikeouts and only 4 walks. However, he has not done well in the past at Citi Field.
Notes On The New York Mets
In baseball, the Mets’ pitching staff threw a 159-pitch gem on Friday. Tylor Megill and four relievers combined to throw a no-hitter, the first of the 2022 MLB season and the second in franchise history. The New York Mets have the best record in baseball at 15-6.
The Mets’ starting rotation has been doing really well. They have an ERA of 2.55, and they’ve only given up 0.90 WHIP. Their batting average against is also really low, at .183.
Max Scherzer will start on Sunday against the Phillies. He is trying to get his second win against them. Scherzer threw five innings of one-run ball in a 9-6 victory over the Phillies on April 13.Scherzer has recorded ten strikeouts and 21 outs in each of his previous two starts. He has certainly given up only 1 earned run in those games. Scherzer is 3-0 with a shiny 1.80 ERA and 33/8 K/BB ratio across 25 frames in 2022.
Pick And Prediction: New York Mets -175
The New York Mets look like they are going to win again. They have Max Scherzer pitching and he is good. The Phillies might not be able to beat them. Watch out for Starling Marte. He has done well against Zach Eflin in the past.
The current Phillies are having a hard time hitting against Scherzer. He has gone 4-0 in five starts against the Phillies over the last two years.
The bullpens for the Yankees and Phillies have both done a great job recently. The Yankees’ bullpen has a 2.67 ERA and they’ve struck out 12.5 batters per nine innings. The Phillies’ bullpen has a 2.57 ERA, 3.20 FIP, and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
Betting the under appears like a smart choice. However, I don’t feel comfortable with a 7-run line, as you never know what could happen in the later innings. The under backers will hope for another strong performance by the Mets’ pitching staff.