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New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies Lines and Odds

952 NYMMetsJ. deGrom
958 PHIPhilliesA. Nola
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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 Surging

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.



  • Yoenis Céspedes (LF) Cespedes has informed the team that he has elected to sit out the remainder of the 2020 season due to a personal decision. The team has put him on the restricted list. 08/02 · Out · Personal
  • Jed Lowrie (2B) Lowrie has been transferred to the 45-day injured list with PCL laxity in his left knee, and he will miss the remainder of the season. 09/17 · Out · Knee
  • Eduardo Núñez (2B) Nunez suffered a left knee contusion, and as a result, the team has put him on the 45-day injured list without a definitive return date. 08/31 · Out · Knee
  • Jacob deGrom (SP) DeGrom left his last outing with a right hamstring spasm, and it is unclear if he will take the mound Monday versus the Rays. 09/16 · Questionable · Hamstring
  • Noah Syndergaard (SP) Syndergaard has been placed on the 45-day injured list and has been shut down for the entire 2020 season due to Tommy John surgery to fix the torn UCL in his right elbow. 06/28 · Out · Elbow
  • Dellin Betances (RP) Betances has landed on the 10-day injured list with right lateral muscle tightness. He is projected to make his return during the latter part of September. 09/09 · Out · Back
  • René Rivera (C) Rivera has been assigned to the 45-day injured list due to having surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. He is likely to be out until at least the latter portion of September. 09/09 · Out · Elbow
  • Wilson Ramos (C) Ramos is not expected to play against the Phillies on Thursday due to a day of rest. 09/17 · Questionable · Rest
  • Robert Gsellman (RP) Gsellman has been shifted to the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib. It is unclear how long he will be debilitated. 09/09 · Out · Ribs
  • Tomás Nido (C) Nido has been designated for the COVID-19 injured list after coming in contact with someone that is positive for the virus. It is unknown how long he will have to quarantine. 08/25 · Out · Illness
  • Corey Oswalt (RP) Oswalt is on the 10-day injured list with right bicep tendinitis, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date. 08/30 · Out · Bicep


  • Christian Bethancourt (C) Bethancourt has been shifted to the COVID-19 injured list after showing signs of the virus, and it has yet to be determined when he return to the lineup. 07/16 · Out · Illness
  • Jake Arrieta (SP) Arrieta has been shuttled to the 10-day injured reserve list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Although he will miss the remainder of the regular season, he stands a chance to return during the postseason. 09/17 · Out · Hamstring
  • David Robertson (RP) Robertson has been placed on the 45-day injured list due to Tommy John surgery. He will miss the remainder of the 2020 season. 08/28 · Out · Elbow
  • Jay Bruce (LF) Bruce has hit the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain. He is expected to be activated near the end of September. 09/16 · Out · Quadricep
  • José Álvarez (RP) Alvarez has been assigned to the 45-day injured list due to a testicular contusion, signalling the end of his season. 09/13 · Out · Groin
  • J.T. Realmuto (C) Realmuto is sidelined due to a mild left hip flexor strain, and there is no timetable for recovery. 09/15 · Out · Hip Flexor
  • Jean Segura (SS) Segura exited Thursday's game due to an elbow injury. 09/17 · Questionable · Elbow
  • Mikie Mahtook (LF) Mahtook has tested positive for COVID-19, and a timetable for return has yet to be established. 07/07 · Out · Illness
  • Rhys Hoskins (1B) Hoskins has landed on the 10-day injured list with an injury to the UCL in his left elbow, and he will miss a substantial length of time. 09/15 · Out · Elbow
  • Seranthony Domínguez (RP) Dominguez is on the 45-day injured list and has been shut down for the entire 2020 season due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. 06/29 · Out · Elbow
  • Kyle Garlick (LF) Garlick has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain, and it is likely that he will miss the remainder of the season. 09/16 · Out · Oblique
  • Spencer Howard (SP) Howard has popped up on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder stiffness. It has yet to be established how much time he is expected to miss. 09/13 · Out · Shoulder