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Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets 9/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second installment of a three-game weekend set takes place at the Citi Field on Saturday night between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets.  The Phillies lead the NL East battle after winning the series opener by a single run.  The victory puts the Phillies in second place at 75-72 while the loss placed the Mets in third place at 72-76.  Philadelphia is now two games behind the division leader, Atlanta, while the Mets are 5 ½ games behind.  Both teams are vying for the second NL wild-card spot.   

 

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to extend their three-game winning streak.  Brad Miller hit a tie-breaking homer and the Phillies managed to hold off the Mets in Friday’s opening 4-3 win.  The Phillies also won two out of three games against the Cubs coming into this series.  Philadelphia is a contender for the top position in the NL East Division and is 2 ½ games behind the Cardinals for the second NL Wild-Card spot with the Padres and the Reds ahead of them as well.   Philadelphia recorded a .242 batting average which improved to 13th, a total of 681 runs which is tied for 11th, and posted a .320 OBP which improved to 11th in MLB.  Philadelphia’s pitching team recorded a team ERA of 4.48 which is 20th and posted a 1.30 WHIP which is 16th in the league.  They have allowed the opponents to bat at an average of .246 which improved to 16th in MLB.  On Saturday’s game, Philadelphia will send Aaron Nola to the hill. The right-hander is 7-8 with an ERA of 4.58.  Through 163.0 innings this season, Nola has 148 hits, 83 earned runs, allowed 24 homers, 34 walks, and 202 strikeouts.

 

  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games against the New York Mets.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games on the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Phillies’ last 7 games on the road against the NY Mets.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Predictions 9/18/2021

 

The New York Mets are desperate for a win after dropping four straight games.  Before this series, the Mets were swept by the Cardinals and won two out of three games against the Yankees.  The Mets are in sixth place for the NL Wild-Card spot.  They need to win the rest of their games and improve their 3 wins in the last 10 games.  New York’s offense continues to struggle.  They rank 27th with only 586 runs scored and 15th with .316 OBP.  The team’s batting average of .239 dropped to 21st in MLB.  New York’s pitching remains solid.  The team’s ERA of 3.86 dropped slightly from top 7 to top 8 in MLB.  Their WHIP of 1.22 also dropped to the top 8 and BAA of .236 dropped to the top 11 in the league.  For the game on Wednesday, the New York Mets will send Carlos Carrasco to the mound. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 5.59 ERA.  Through 38.2 innings of work, Carrasco struck out 37 batters. 

 

  • The New York Mets are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the NY Mets’ last 5 games against Philadelphia.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the New York Mets’ last 7 home games against the Phillies. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets. The MLB pick for the game goes to the New York Mets. The Mets are struggling as of late, dropping 5 of their last 7.  Both Nolan and Carrasco pitched well in their last outings but the Mets offense should be able to play well in this round.  The Mets have a better record at home compared to the Phillies’ overall performance on the road.  Taking the game on the road is the St. Louis Cardinals.  Final Score Prediction 5-2.  

 

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Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets 9/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Citi Field, Flushing, New York

 

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 

TV: SNY

 

MLB Odds: New York Mets -165

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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