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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

June 8, 2024


Game 1 of the series between two NL East division foes will take place on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies face the New York Mets in London, England, at London Stadium. The game will start at 1:10 PM ET and air on Fox.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies have had the best record for the majority of the 2024 MLB season. They enter this game on a three-game winning streak and have won six of their last seven games, including a 3-0 series sweep at home against the Milwaukee Brewers, which ended with a 2-0 series sweep in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday.

The Phillies have the best record in baseball and are in 1st place in the NL East with a record of 44-19. Philadelphia also has the 2nd best run differential in baseball, with a run differential of 104-the only team with a better run differential is the New York Yankees. The Phillies have compiled a record of 11-5 in their divisional games this season and have won three of their four meetings against the New York Mets while having won by an average margin of 2.25 runs per game in those contests.

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to face the New York Mets in Game 1 of the London Series.

New York Mets Team Preview

The New York Mets are coming off a 3-0 series sweep on the road against the Washington Nationals, which ended with a 9-1 win in game 3 on Wednesday, with the Mets having outscored the Nationals 23-11 in the series. The Mets are eight games below .500 with a record of 27-35 and are in 4th place in the NL East, which is only better than the Miami Marlins.

New York's last game against Philadelphia resulted in a 6-5 win in extra innings. However, in those meetings, the Mets have lost seven of the previous ten contests by an average margin of 1.5 runs per game. The New York Mets are .500 in divisional games this season with a record of 8-8 and have won their previous four games against their NL East division foes.

The New York Mets will look to extend their winning streak to four games and five games in divisional games when they face the Philadelphia Phillies in London on Saturday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Philadelphia Phillies listed as -155 moneyline favorites against the New York Mets in Game 1 of the London Series on Saturday afternoon. Philadelphia has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings against New York while having won by an average margin of 1.5 runs per game in the last ten and 2.67 runs per game in their previous three games. Ranger Suarez won his last start against the Mets after pitching five innings without allowing a run and recording three strikeouts. In comparison, Sean Manea's previous start against Philadelphia resulted in a no-decision after throwing for 6 innings and allowing a run while striking out six batters against the Phillies.

Game Pick

Philadelphia has the best record in baseball. It has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series, and it has won by an average margin of 2.67 runs per game in the previous three and 1.5 runs per game in the last ten matchups. I look for those trends to continue, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Philadelphia Phillies when they face the New York Mets in Game 1 of the London Series on Saturday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline (-155)