On Thursday, the Mets will host the Phillies at Citi Field. This game marks the inaugural matchup between these two National League East rivals this season. Although both clubs have experienced difficulties thus far, there’s still time for improvement from both camps.
New York currently sits third in the NL East, five games behind the Atlanta Braves. Though boasting an excellent roster, the New York Mets have not lived up to their full expectations recently as evidenced by two consecutive road losses and having lost four of their last six games. Boasting the 3rd best strikeout percentage and 9th best walk percentage, they have solid control at the plate. There isn’t an offensive category the Mets struggle with but doubles.
The Philadelphia Phillies hold a record of 25-28 overall, which puts them in fourth place in the NL East. However, the Phillies have struggled on the road this season, going just 4-9 in May alone. Pitching has proven to be the main problem, as seen by the team’s 5.66 road ERA, this makes staying relevant in National League East difficult for this club.
On Thursday, the Phillies will face an uphill climb against the Mets in Queens as they have lost five of the last six meetings there at Citi Field and averaged only 3.4 runs in those games. Phillies pitchers have struggled against right-handed starters this season, making it harder for them to score enough runs against New York’s strong defense.
Kodai Senga will start for the Mets on Tuesday and has had an outstanding rookie MLB campaign, posting a 3.94 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 10 starts. When pitching against left-handed batters, Senga has posted an outstanding 1.313 WHIP mark and 1.09 K/9. Pete Alonso recorded a.276/.348/.543 slash line across 44 plate appearances against him this season while Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo also performed admirably against him this season.
Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Game Information
- Date: 05/30/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Citi Field, Queens, New York.
- How to Watch: Phillies vs Mets MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Phillies vs Mets Betting Lines
Phillies are +120 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120. On the other side, Mets are -130 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Phillies at a 45.45% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Mets have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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