The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets close out their series on Thursday from Philadelphia. All odds and trends for this game and all others can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Phillies are having a disappointing season to say the least and fell again and lost to the Mets on Wednesday. They amassed just six hits and scored two runs in the loss while Tyler Cloyd took the loss on the mound. This afternoon the Phillies will start Kyle Kendrick was pitching to a 4.12 ERA in 118 innings of work.
The Mets have had a rough second half of the season overall, but have played well this series versus the Phillies. Starter Matt Harvey earned his third win of the year over six solid innings of work in last nights win. Tonight the Mets will start Jon Niece who is coming off a loss in his last outing. For the season Niese is pitching to 3.51 ERA in 159 innings of work.
Philadelphia is 4-2 in their last six home games, 5-3 in their last eight games against the NL East, and 1-4 in Kendrick’s last five home starts. New York is 13-3 in their last 16 Thursday games, 9-21 in their last 30 games against a right handed starter, and 0-4 in Niese’s last four starts against a team with a losing record. New York is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings of these two.
The Mets seem to have the Phillies number this season. They also have the pitching matchup in their favor which is why will take the Mets at almost even money in the game online sportsbooks.