Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets (73-39) vs Philadelphia Phillies (62-49)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Max Scherzer (8-2) (1.98) vs Ranger Suarez (8-5) (3.68)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -190 / Philadelphia Phillies +160 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the New York Mets in Game 1 of their series at Citi Field on Friday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 62-49 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Philadelphia is coming off of a series win against Miami, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.76 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average this season. The Phillies offense has scored 524 runs with a .250 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Kyle Schwarber is batting .211 with 34 home runs and 69 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Ranger Suarez, who is 8-5 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 100.1 innings pitched this season.

The New York Mets are 73-39 this season and have won six games in a row. New York is coming off of a series win against Cincinnati, where they won all three games played in the series. The New York pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored 544 runs with a .260 batting average and a .332 on base percentage this year. Pete Alonso is batting .282 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is Max Scherzer, who is 8-2 with a 1.98 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 95.2 innings pitched this season.

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Philadelphia 8-1 in their last 9 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 5-1-1 in Philadelphia’s last 7 Friday games. New York is 20-6 in their last 26 games and 11-5 in their last 16 Friday games. The over is 6-2-1 in New York’s last 9 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings in New York.

Both of these two NL East teams have had good seasons, but the Mets have a 10.5 game lead on the Phillies in the standings. New York has played very well in their last 26 games and has one of the best records in the MLB. New York is starting Max Scherzer, who has allowed two earned runs in his last 20.2 innings pitched. For the Phillies, Ranger Suarez has allowed three earned runs in his last 21.1 innings pitched. These two pitchers have been great in their last few starts and I am taking the under here.

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