New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (21-27) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-23)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Jacob deGrom (4-1) (1.67) vs. Aaron Nola (5-3) (2.40)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +125 / New York Mets -135 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The New York Mets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mets have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 61 hits and 31 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith have combined for 93 hits and 59 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 8-1 with a 2.16 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win afar losing six of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Phillies have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Didi Gregorius leads the Phillies with 46 hits and 31 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 83 hits and 59 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 2.40 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Nola is 8-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 107 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 13-3 in their last 16 Wednesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Phillies are 10-2 in their last 12 home games, 31-66 in their last 97 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The over is 6-1 in Mets last 7 overall. The over is 8-3 in Phillies last 11 overall. The Mets are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.

Jacob deGrom has allowed eight earned runs and 30 hits in his last 43 innings, and he's allowing a .173 batting average on the season. Against current Phillies hitters in 144 at bats, Jacob deGrom is allowing a .117 batting average with 52 strikeouts. The Philadelphia Phillies have Nola or Wheeler listed for this game depending on where you look, but it's hard to bet against deGrom and those numbers no matter who is on the other side. Give me the Mets.

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Randy’s Pick New York Mets -135

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