The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets start their series from Philly on Tuesday. All odds for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Phillies might finish the season strong, but has a whole their season has been a major disappointment. They are 7-3in their last 10 games and are 16.5 games back in the NL East. Their pitching staff has been pretty good this season and they will start Vance Worley tonight. Worley has lost his last three decisions and has allowed 145 hits in 128 innings of work.
The Mets are having a second-half nightmare this season and would like to get some wins vs. their rival in Philadelphia. The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 games and are 18.5 games back in their division. They will send Chris Young to the mound who has lost six of his last seven starts. For the season Young is pitching to a 4.33 ERA in 81 innings of work.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in their last four games, 9-3 in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, and 11-4 in Worley’s last 15 starts against a team with a losing record. New York is 2-5 in their last seven road games, 2-6 in their last eight games overall, and 1-8 in Young’s last nine starts. New York is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings of these two.
The Phillies are a big favorite here and we don’t understand why the oddsmakers give been so much respect. Give the Mets a chance as a value pick as moneyline underdogs at sports books.