Mets vs Phillies Prediction - MLB Picks 9/23/23

Philadelphia Phillies (85-69) vs New York Mets (71-83)

Game Info: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (12-6) (3.58) vs Jose Quintana (3-5) (3.02)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -180 / New York Mets +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets do battle Saturday afternoon in game 3 of an MLB series at Citizens Bank Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The Mets need a win after losing 3 of tier last 4 games. The Mets are the fourth NL team eliminated from the playoff race. The Mets pitching staff is 17th in ERA (4.32), 21st in WHIP (1.36) and 13th in quality starts (56). The Mets offense is 20th in runs per game (4.42), 25th in batting average (.239) and 11th in homers (204). Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with 157 hits and 64 RBI, while Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor have combined for 300 hits and 143 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 0-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. The Phillies are holding onto the first NL wild card spot. The Phillies pitching staff is 10th in ERA (4.04), 9th in WHIP (1.25) and 8th in quality starts (67). The Phillies' offense is 8th in runs per game (4.91), 7th in batting average (.257) and 9th in homers (209). Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 166 hits and 103 RBI, while Trea Turner and Bryson Stott have combined for 323 hits and 136 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 3.63 ERA and 201 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 4-4 with a 3.62 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

Randy’s Pick

The Mets have been an underachieving team all season, and there's no reason to expect things to change after losing last night and getting bounced from the playoff race. The Phillies are fighting to lock up the top wild card spot, and they've put together a nice week overall. Zack Wheeler has been solid this year with a 3.63 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. No reason to like the Mets these days. Give me the Phillies and the RL to shave down the steep juice.

Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Phillies -1.5

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