New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 9-23-23

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 09/23/23 MLB Forecast, Tips and Preview

New York Mets (71-83) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (85-69)


New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 09/23/23 – As MLB season comes to its final stretch, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are scheduled to face off in a highly-anticipated showdown that promises to be intensely competitive. Both sides boast different stakes in this encounter scheduled for Saturday at 4:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia; it will be broadcast live by MLBN.


The New York Mets have had an unsatisfying season so far, with their record currently standing at 71-83. Their record reflects this reality; as evidenced by their stats; their team currently sports a batting average of .240 while scoring 676 runs so far; additionally their pitchers’ ERA stands at 4.32 while opponents averaged an batting average of .248 when pitching against them – all indicators that this team is struggling against its competition, particularly away from home where they went 4-8 in their last 12 matches compared to their competition – something which their stats don’t reflect accurately enough.


On the other hand, Philadelphia Phillies appear to be finding their groove just in time for the playoffs. At 85-69 in standings and with an impressive .257 batting average they have outscored opponents by 751 runs this season; pitching has also been noteworthy with 4.04 ERA/WHIP ratio being maintained throughout. Furthermore, unlike Mets at home they’ve shown to be tough competition: having posted five victories out of seven against them at Citizens Bank Park this season alone.

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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 09/23/23 Game Info


When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Citizens Bank Park
Stream MLB.TV


Jose Quintana (3-5 W-L, 3.02 ERA) vs. Zack Wheeler (12-6 W-L, 3.63 ERA)


Starting for the Mets is Jose Quintana, who has a 3-5 record with a 3.02 ERA this season. He has pitched for 65.2 innings, managing to hold opponents to 60 hits. Quintana has also racked up 45 strikeouts and 24 walks. Although he’s had a relatively strong individual performance, his season is overshadowed by the overall struggles of his team. Quintana’s ability to limit home runs may serve him well in this game, but his performance against a strong Phillies lineup will be a significant factor.


Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Phillies, boasting a 12-6 record and a 3.63 ERA. In his 181 innings this season, Wheeler has amassed an impressive 201 strikeouts against just 37 walks. He has also managed to restrict opponents to a .241 batting average. His current form and strength at home make him a strong candidate to lead the Phillies to another victory in this matchup.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -182, Total Odds: 7.5


The betting odds favor the Phillies with a moneyline of -182, while the Mets are the underdogs at +166. The total is set at 7.5 runs, with slightly better odds for the over at -118. These odds reflect the current form of both teams and lean heavily towards a Phillies win and a potentially high-scoring game.


New York Mets Betting Trends


The Mets are 1-4 straight up in their last five games against the Phillies and have struggled on the road, with a 4-8 record in their last 12 away games. When playing against the Phillies on the road, the Mets are also 1-4. Interestingly, the total has gone OVER in 7 of the Mets’ last 10 games played on a Saturday, and 4 of the last 5 on the road on Saturdays.


Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends


The Phillies are on a hot streak, with a 4-1 record in their last 5 games and an 8-2 record against teams from the National League. At home, they have been impressive with a 5-2 record against the Mets in their last 7 home games. Betting trends also suggest a higher likelihood of a high-scoring game, as the total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games.


New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 09/23/23 Betting Picks


Based on the current form and trends, the Philadelphia Phillies are the clear favorites for this matchup. Their impressive stats and recent performances suggest that they have the edge over the struggling Mets. 


In terms of betting, considering both teams’ recent over trends, the smarter bet could be on the total going OVER the 7.5 run line. For prop bets, look for Zack Wheeler to have a high number of strikeouts given his season statistics, while the Phillies’ strong batting lineup should also give good odds for home runs.


Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Mets 3


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