Mets at Phillies Betting Preview: Mets (-142), Phillies (+124)
New York Mets
Staff ace Jacob deGrom (4-1, 1.67 ERA) will take the mound Wednesday looking for his second solid start against the Phillies in a span of 11 days. He gave up one run on three hits over seven innings at home against the Phillies on Sept. 6, striking out 12 in a 14-1 win.
If there were any doubt about deGrom placing priority on a potential third consecutive NL Cy Young Award, he removed it. “I’ve said that almost every year coming in, that’s a personal goal of mine,” the right-hander said after topping the Phillies earlier this month.
The Mets had 11 hits but lost 4-1 to Philadelphia on Tuesday. Brandon Nimmo hit a home run, his seventh, but New York stranded 12 runners. The Mets have lost three consecutive games and five of their past seven.
The Phillies currently are in a playoff position, and they have the Mets to thank after winning six of eight against their rivals. The Phillies swept a three-game series at home against the Mets from Aug. 14-16, scoring six runs in each game.
Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 against the Mets on Tuesday and is just 2-for-14 since a three-hit game Saturday. That one was his first multi-hit game since Aug. 18.
The Phillies’ rotation might have taken a hit Tuesday when Jake Arrieta left with a right hamstring injury. The Philadelphia bullpen chipped in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Zack Wheeler (4-0, 2.47 ERA) will start Wednesday against his former team after missing his last scheduled outing because he ripped a fingernail while putting on his pants.
Mets at Phillies Betting Pick for September 16, 2020
There are no indications that deGrom will have a rough outing anytime soon, although there are always concerns his offense will be unable to give him enough run support. The Mets are 7-2 in deGrom’s starts this season and that winning percentage will only get better.
Mets at Phillies Betting Pick: Mets 4, Phillies 1
Mets at Phillies Best Bet for September 16, 2020
The lowest run total on the board still is not low enough for what figures to be a game starved of offense. The teams combined for five runs Tuesday, and there wasn’t even a 2020 Cy Young candidate on the mound.
Mets at Phillies Best Bet: UNDER 7.5 total runs (-114)
–Field Level Media