The Philadelphia Phillies saw their four-game winning streak come to an end as they lost 8-4 to the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Both teams got solid outings from their respective starting pitchers on the mound. For the Mets, Marcus Stroman only gave up one earned run and three hits, while striking out six in six innings pitched. As for the Phils, they had Chase Anderson on the bump, who only allowed two earned runs, two hits, while striking out three in five innings.
Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius had a solo home run in the fourth inning, scoring one of the team’s three runs. Meanwhile, the Mets hit two home runs, courtesy of Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso. On Wednesday afternoon, New York will start David Peterson, while the Phillies will give the ball to ace Aaron Nola. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Mets vs. Phillies, 4:05 p.m. ET
Moneyline pick: Phillies -155
The line for Wednesday afternoon’s game is currently set at -1.5 runs, with the Phillies listed as the favorite. They are also the favorite on the moneyline at -155. Philadelphia will look to bounce back with their ace Aaron Nola on the mound. Nola pitched very well on Opening Day last week against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies’ ace only gave up six hits, two earned runs, while striking out six batters in 6.2 innings pitched. Philadelphia will also hope to get Bryce Harper going; he is batting .200 (3-15) with one RBI through five games.
Last season, the star outfield hit .258/.378/.484 with two home runs and four RBI against the Mets. Over his career against New York, Harper is slashing .263/.374/.485 with 27 home runs and 82 RBI. Meanwhile, the Mets are hoping that David Peterson can follow in the footsteps of Jacob deGrom and Marcus Stroman. Last season as a rookie, Peterson had a record of 6-2 with an ERA of 3.49. In his only start against the Phils last season, the 25-year-old gave up five earned runs, three hits, walked four, and struck out three in two innings of work.
Player Prop: Aaron Nola O7.5 strikeouts (+102)
With this being a day game, it would be a good spot to play Bryce Harper’s home run prop. But it seems as if opposing teams are content with walking the slugger to face whomever is behind him in the lineup. Therefore, we are going to attack Nola’s player prop, which is over 7.5 strikeouts. Last season, the Phillies ace went over this number in seven out of 12 starts. Within those 12 games played, Nola faced the Mets three times, where he averaged 8.3 strikeouts. Now granted, this Mets’ lineup has some new faces in Francisco Lindor and James McCann, but over his career, Nola has a K/9 of 10.8 with a record of 8-2 and 3.30 ERA in 16 starts.
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