Mets vs. Phillies Betting Preview Game 2

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Dan Shapiro
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Gambling911.com has your Mets vs. Phillies game preview for Tuesday April 16.


What We Like:

  • Half of the last ten head-to-heads have resulted in ten or more runs
  • Steven Matz due for a bad outing having recorded three straight strong starts
  • The OVER is now 11-3-1 in Mets games
  • Mets bullpen is not among the most reliable yet
  • The OVER is 8-1-1 in Mets last 10 road games
  • The OVER is 10-2-1 in Mets last 13 vs. National League East
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Phillies last 6 overall

What We Don't Like:

  • Public going heavy on the OVER
  • The Phillies allowed 15 runs in Pivetta's last start so can't see such a bad outing this time

The line on this game is Mets +105, Phillies -105. 

The total has mostly sat at 9.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets LH Steven Matz (1-0, 1.65 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Nick Pivetta (1-1, 9.45)

Matz recorded his third straight strong start on Thursday and picked up his first decision after allowing two runs on four hits over six innings in a 6-3 win at Atlanta. The 27-year-old struck out eight for the second straight outing and walked just one after issuing four free passes in his previous contest. Matz, who owns an 0-2 mark with a 3.57 ERA in five career starts versus Philadelphia, has kept Hopkins (1-for-10) in check - although Scott Kingery (3-for-7, homer) gave him some trouble last season.

Pivetta struggled in his third straight start on Wednesday, permitting seven runs on as many hits while issuing three walks across 3 2/3 innings of a 15-1 shellacking by Washington. "He's got a tremendous amount of ability. We trust that that ability is going to show up. I believe strongly that he's going to be OK," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said of the 26-year-old British Columbia native. Pivetta is 2-2 with a 6.39 ERA in five career starts versus New York and has allowed the current crop of Mets to hit .326 against him, although Nimmo is 0-for-6.

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