Mets vs Phillies Series Preview: While the Philadelphia Phillies wait a few more weeks to get Bryce Harper off the MLB injured list 2022, they have managed to be one of the more consistent teams in baseball since June, winning 44 of 67 games (65.67%) giving bettors back $1,268 units of profit in that span. Only the Baltimore Orioles (+2,072) and Seattle Mariners (+1304) are better. The Mets are 42-26 (61.77%) but have returned just 390 units since the beginning of Summer.
Phillies Still Managing to Win Games Despite Lack of Offense
This is clearly one of the better weekend series on the MLB schedule games but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do a Mets vs Phillies series preview. Of late, bettors never know what we’re going to get from the Phillies who have consistently been held off the scoreboard as they wait for the return of Bryce Harper, who has been on the MLB injury list for most of the season.
The dynamic to open the series is interesting. Do bettors go with the Mets who are coming off a tough series at Atlanta or the Phillies who were just 3-3 against the Reds and these Mets on the road? Philadelphia is just 10-13 (-646 units) when Aaron Nola gets the ball in 2022, but has been much better since June 1st, winning eight of 13 while producing a small 20 unit profit. Rob Thompson’s team has been terrific in game one of a series, winning 16 of their last 21.
Mets Look to Wash Away Bad Taste Left by Braves
There’s no need to panic in Flushing but losing three of their last four games to the Atlanta Braves has at least given them something to think about as they move through a meaty part of their 2022 MLB schedule. Let’s continue our Mets vs Phillies series preview by focusing on the Mets’ record on the road against winning teams.
Over their last 11 games, New York is just 3-8 against the better teams in the league. Overall, New York is 30-23 against .500 or better teams but that record shows diversity when we break it down between home and road performance. At Citi Field, Buck Showalter’s team is 19-9 (+420 units) but on the road, they’re just 11-14 (-195 units).
There is a part of you that looks at the Mets schedule and realizes that they’ve played just nine games on the road against teams .500 or better, producing a 3-6 record (-286 units). That should lead us to wonder how battle-ready are they against Aaron Nola and the Phils.
Public on The Mets and Over, Phillies Right Side
To conclude our Mets vs Phillies series preview, we need the Mets to build a little more confidence to consistently bet them. Despite the focus being on the Harper injury, New York is battling through their share of names on the IL. Over the last eight days, New York has dealt with six players coming down with an illness (Tomas Nido) or a more concerning back injury suffered by starter Taijuan Walker.
This is also a revenge spot for Philadelphia against Mets Starter Chris Bassitt who allowed just four hits and no runs in five innings of work in his last start. The public is all over the Mets, but the sharp bettors have pushed this number up from -116 to -120. We think the “sharps” are right on this one, take the Phillies and the bankroll friendly -120.Follow us on Twitter