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Inconsistent Mets Rarely Win Two in a Row

Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets throws the ball to first base against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 9, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The New York Mets have owned the Philadelphia Phillies over the years, but it’s the Phillies who possess the better record a month and a half into the 2018 MLB campaign. The Mets haven’t been able to string together consecutive wins, as New York is 0-8 SU in its past eight games following a win.

MyBookie opened the Mets as -143 road favorites with a total of eight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Phillies are 4-1 SU in their last five games.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Mets' last five vs the NL East.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in Eflin's last five home starts.

Noah Syndergaard and Zach Eflin are listed as the probable starters for this one. Syndergaard (2-1, 3.09 ERA) suffered his shortest start of the year against Philly on April 4, a four-inning, two-run outing. The star pitcher is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA in seven career games against the Phils, however.

Eflin (1-0, 0.71) made a solid season debut vs the Miami Marlins on May 1 and fared even better in his last appearance against the San Francisco Giants at home on Monday, limiting the Giants to four hits while striking out nine in 6 2/3 frames to pick up his first triumph since August 8, 2017. Eflin is a career 0-2 with a 4.41 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.

Philadelphia hasn’t been producing behind Eflin dating back to last year, as Eflin is 2-9 in his last 11 starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Mets were -146 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Phillies to win this game 4.1-2.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

22-16 Philadelphia battles the Mets, currently with a 19-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Philadelphia Phillies rated this week at No. 10 and the New York Mets sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Mets rank No. 25 at 7.81 hits per game. That compares with the Philadelphia Phillies No. 21 ranking in that category.

New York brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York rolled to a 3-1 win against Philadelphia on Friday, as Steven Matz and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • NY Mets is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 13th

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