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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Mets vs. Phillies on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin delivers a pitch during a game featuring the Philadelphia Phillies at the St. Louis Cardinals on April 27, 2021 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Rick Ulreich/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will wrap up the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Both the first two games of the series were decided by one run, so the third installment could be a thriller. Need help deciding on how you should bet for Round 3? Here are some ideal options on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mets vs. Phillies, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Moneyline pick: Phillies -118

David Peterson is having a rough year and is 1-3 with a 5.59 ERA. He’s given up 15 runs in 19.1 innings. Pitching isn't everything when it comes to winning games, but the Mets provide the least run support in MLB. New York has scored a league-low 63 runs. History suggests that the Mets will be underwhelming again at the plate, so the favorite should come out on top and win the series.

Player Prop: Zach Eflin O5.5 strikeouts (+118)

It’s not easy to strike out the Mets. New York batters have struck out fewer times (179) than any team in MLB. However, they’re also dead last in hits (153). The Phillies’ middling rotation has done a pretty good job keeping them in check so far. Philadelphia's last two starters have tallied six strikeouts against the Mets. Eflin has eclipsed five Ks three times in five starts and is averaging 7.55 Ks per nine innings. There’s a good chance he’ll hit the over if New York’s struggles at the plate continue, as there’s no reason to pull him if the Mets aren’t producing.

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