New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (65-52) vs New York Mets (76-43)

Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm /7:15 PM (Citizens Bank Park)

Bailey Falter (0-3) (4.85) vs David Peterson (6-2) (3.30)

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The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies face off on Saturday in MLB doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. On Friday it was the Mets that secured the 7-2 victory. 

The Mets come into this game with a 77-43 record overall and on Friday it was again the offense that had a big game on the way to the victory. The Mets are averaging 4.76 runs while their pitching staff is ranked 5th in the league. Pete Alonso has hit 30 home runs and driven in 102 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Phillies who sit with a 66-53 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games, the Phillies have scored only three runs total, and they need the offense to be good in this game. Kyle Schwarber has hit 34 home runs and driven in 71 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Mets in Game 1 is Trevor Williams who sits with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 3.02. In his last appearance against the Phillies, he went two innings giving up two hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Phillies in Game 1 is Zack Wheeler who sits with an 11-6 record and an ERA of 2.92. In his last start against the Mets he went six innings giving up nine hits and six runs. 

Getting the start in Game 2 for the Mets will be David Peterson who sits with a 6-2 record and an ERA of 2.30. 

On the mound for the Phillies will be Bailey Falter who sits with an 0-3 record and an ERA of 4.85. 

The Mets are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games. The Phillies are 7-1 in their last eight home games. 

The Mets are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games. The under is 8-1 in the Phillies last nine games on grass. The under is 6-1 in the Phillies last seven games against the National League East.

In Game 1 I expect a low-scoring game. Even though Wheeler is coming off a bad start he stil has an ERA under three, and he is going to lockdown in this game. The Mets will get a good start from Trevor Williams and secure the win. 

In Game 2 I expect the Mets to secure the victory. Peterson has been lights out overall sitting with an ERA of 2.30, and the Phillies bats are going to struggle like they have the last few games. Back the Mets to secure the win. 

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Shane’s Pick Game 1: Under / Game 2: Mets ML

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