Mets vs. Phillies Series Betting Preview
Two NL East rivals battle when the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies, with the betting odds showing the Mets in the neighborhood of +4000 at many sportsbooks to win the World Series. Philadelphia’s odds have gone from +2500 at the start of the season to around +3300.
The Phillies enter the series as one of the healthiest teams in baseball, while the Mets enter these contests missing key cogs in starting pitcher Steven Matz (shoulder) and reliever Dellin Betances.
Regarding Mets vs. Phillies odds entering the series, the games could be close. The Mets look to be favored in the first game, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Phillies favored in one or two games as well. Game totals, specifically under bets, could be popular as this series will feature starting pitchers Jacob deGrom, Aaron Nola, and Jake Arrieta.
To compare Mets vs. Phillies odds across multiple sportsbooks, as well as other games from around the MLB, be sure to take a look at our odds comparison tool. It’s a great tool to use to make sure you’re getting the best of it when placing a wager. In this case, it’s a great way to shop the best Mets vs. Phillies lines.
DeGrom Carrying the Mets
Anchored by deGrom, the Mets rotation has been a top-three unit in SIERA, which is a cumulative measure of pitching performance. Behind their ace, New York is relying on inconsistent veterans Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello, as well as Seth Lugo, who is still building stamina after moving from the bullpen.
The Mets own a middling bullpen as they are completely average in WHIP, K%, and SIERA. The big issue is that Edwin Diaz is the team’s closer again and continues to lose leads.
Offensively, the Mets are in the bottom 10 in runs scored per game this season. Robinson Cano, Dominic Smith, and Brandon Nimmo have carried the offense, and Pete Alonso contributes sporadically.
Phillies starters have a top-five SIERA behind a surging Nola. Jake Arietta looks to turn his season around after a slow first half. Nola, former Mets starter Zach Wheeler, and veteran Arietta give the Phillies the advantage in this area. Right now, only Nola and Arrieta are scheduled to start against the Mets.
Philadelphia’s bullpen got off to a historically bad start but the acquisitions of now-closer Brandon Workman, David Phelps, and Heath Hembree have at least produced mixed results.
The Phillies offense is in the top three in OPS due to their recent surge offensively. They’re top five in runs per game and led by J.T. Realmuto, Bryce Harper, and a red hot Rhys Hoskins.
Game totals and individual bats will be popular choices for Mets vs. Phillies props.