Mets vs Phillies MLB Betting Predictions

MLB Mets vs Phillies Week 5
Mets vs Phillies MLB Betting Predictions

The Mets send RHP Marcus Stroman (3-1) to the mound at Philadelphia to face RHP Chase Anderson (0-3). The Mets have struggled at the plate lately but Anderson is likely just what they need to get some runs Friday night. Philly is just a half game out of first in the NL East but don’t look for them to win this one as I expect Stroman to have a strong outing. My pick is the Mets get a win in Philadelphia.

Mets at Phillies Betting Odds

I don’t know why but New York fans like to use the Mets as a punchline, sure they haven’t been great recently (it’s been since 2016 since they won the division) and they aren’t the Yankees, maybe it’s their fans who take most of the jabs at the team. But I like the Mets. Maybe it is their pitching staff which leads the majors in WHIP at 1.07 on the season. Or the ERA and BA against both 4th. It isn’t their hitting, at least not yet anyway (more on that later). Either way, I like this Mets team and as of Thursday they are just a game under .500 on the season. Do they really deserve all the hate?

Friday against division rival and first place Philly, the Mets are going to need to start doing a better job offensively, they are last in MLB in runs (57) last in Home Runs (15) and last in OPS (671). Did I say I like this team? Now I’m wondering.

Friday night in Philadelphia, Mets manager Luis Rojas will call on righty Marcus Stroman who is 3-1 and 2-0 on the road with a 0.96 WHIP and a MLB top 20 2.25 ERA (that’s why I like these Mets – the pitching staff). Stroman should be able to keep the Phillies at bay Friday as they have their own issues offensively.

For the Phillies and manager Joe Girardi they put their hopes Friday on starter Chase Anderson who has really struggled in his first year with the team. Anderson in 0-3 in 4 starts with a 6.48 ERA. Which brings us to the Phillies bullpen which will surely get work on Friday night. Philadelphia is 5th last in the league with a bullpen ERA of 4.82 with a 1.35 WHIP. Once the Mets get to the Phillies pen things don’t look promising for the home team, so take this into account if you’re looking for Mets vs Phillies betting predictions.

Offensively the Phillies are 24th in runs scored and led by catcher J.T. Realmuto .329 BA and superstar RF Bryce Harper who somehow walked away from a 96 MPH fastball to the nose Wednesday thrown by the Cardinals Genesis Cabrera. Harper has 25 hits and leads the Phillies with an on base % of .448. He is expected to play RF Friday at home.

I see this one going the Mets way. I think Stroman has proven he has the stuff to get past the Phillies and I think for the Mets offense it will be like jumping out of a basement hitting against Anderson and this Phillies bullpen – the Mets can only go up. I see the Mets outscoring the Phillies in this one and getting a road win against their division rivals.

Mets Phillies
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-157 +135
Sugar House
-157 +135
FanDuel
-156 +132

My Prediction

The Mets win on the road at Philly.

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Mac hails from Kenosha, WI, and at age 11 was hooked into the universe of sports betting by correcting the local newspapers' weekly football pool. In the wild, Mac can be found playing catch with his kid, golfing, or watching sports like baseball, the PGA Tour, the NBA, MMA, or any other sport (most likely with a beer in hand). While Mac is officially a Green Bay Packers stockholder, he takes no responsibility for the Packer's recent playoff failures. A copywriter for 9 years, Mac is thrilled to provide his predictions and insights for usalegalbetting.com. Once asked if he could choose to have a beer with any athlete in history, living or dead he answered, "I'd definitely choose someone living." You can follow his burgeoning Twitter feed TeddyMacSports @time_tmac

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