New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - 5/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - 5/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) vs New York Mets (18-9)

Game Info: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:45 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Aaron Nola (1-3) (3.90) vs Taijuan Walker (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -152 / New York Mets +115 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Citizens Bank Park. 

The Mets come into this game with an 18-9 record overall but they are coming off a loss on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets gave up seven runs in the 6th inning to the Atlanta Braves and that led to the defeat. The Mets have had one of the top offenses and pitching staffs in the league so far this season. Pete Alonso has been the top player for the Mets hitting five home runs and driving in 21 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Philadelphia Phillies who sit with an 11-14 record overall but they have lost two games in a row against the Texas Rangers. On Wednesday, the offense only scored a run and that led to the defeat. Kyle Schwarber has been the top player hitting seven home runs and driving in 16 RBIs. 

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Getting the start for the Mets is Taijuan Walker who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 0,00. In seven innings of pitching so far this season, he has given up only two hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Phillies is Aaron Nola who sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 3.90. He has had 34 strikeouts on the season.

The Phillies are 0-4 in Nola's last 4 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Mets are 5-1 in their last six games during Game 1 of the series. The over is 5-0 in the Phillies' last five home games. The over is 4-0 in Nola’s last four games played on Thursday.

The Phillies haven’t given Aaron Nola a ton of run support this season, and it’s not going to change here in this game. In Walker’s last start he went five innings giving up only two hits and zero runs. The Phillies only scored one run on Wednesday and it’s not going to get any better in this game. Back the Mets as the underdogs. I also like the Mets on the reverse run line for extra value. 

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