New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Odds & Pick from Scott Rickenbach: August 12th 2017

| August 12, 2017

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
MLB Betting Pick: Mets +126 odds (August 12th 2017)

Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach Saturday MLB Free Pick New York Mets Money Line (+) @ Philadelphia Phillies @ 7:05 ET – The Phillies are favored with good reason here as Aaron Nola has been pitching very well for them and Steven Matz has been struggling for the Mets. However, there is reason to believe that things will “turn around” in this start for both of these hurlers. Nola faced the Mets earlier this season and it did not go well and he now has a 10.00 ERA in his two starts versus New York in his career. As for Matz, even though the Mets are division rivals of the Phillies, he has somehow managed to avoid them thus far in his career. That is a big edge for the New York southpaw as the Phillies hitters have no experience against him. Additionally, even though his recent ERA is ugly, he has pitched a little better in his last two starts and allowed a total of only 12 hits in 10 and 1/3 innings. In his most recent start Matz did strikeout 7 Dodgers in his 5 and 1/3 innings and, as long as he avoids the “big hits” that have been his downfall in his last two starts, Matz is likely to excel here against a weak Phillies team. Lets not forget that Philadelphia has the WORST record in ALL of baseball and yet they are a moderately priced favorite here even though they truly may not have the pitching edge (based on match-ups as noted above). That said, I am grabbing the underdog value here with a Mets team that has won all 5 games against the Phils in Philly this season. Free Pick on New York Mets in early evening action Saturday. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach

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