Betting MLB online handicappers consider the Phillies to be one of the most complete and balanced teams in the major leagues with one of the best pitching staffs on the board with the MLB lines.
The Philadelphia Phillies will host the New York Mets on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with a starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League East Division matchup so be sure to open your account today!
Chris Young was the scheduled probable starting pitcher for the Mets in this one while Philadelphia was to counter with Cliff Lee.
The Mets lost 13 out of their first 22 MLB baseball wagering matchups and were getting poor pitching as they ranked 26th in MLB for staff earned run average. The Mets did get decent hitting to start the year as Jose Reyes and Ike Davis were both hitting .316.
Davis had 6 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, and 18 runs batted in while Reyes had 8 stolen bases. Young was one of the few effective Mets hurlers with an earned run average under 2.00. The Mets were 4-5 on the road with just 3 of their 9 away games going under the total.
Philadelphia was 15-7 with the baseball odds to start the season as their highly touted pitching staff was in good form as it ranked 5th in MLB for earned run average. Philadelphia was 7-4 at home and went under the total in just 3 of their 11 home games.
Lee was 2-2 with a 4.18 earned run average to start the season. Placido Polanco had a hot bat and was hitting .372 with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 12 runs scored and 15 runs batted in.
Heading into this series the Phillies had won 11 of their last 20 games against the Mets with the last 4 games in that span failing to stay under the total. New York has struggled in Philadelphia with just 6 payouts in their last 20 games heading into this series as the last 4 games in that span also failed to stay under the betting MLB online total.