(901) NY Mets vs. Philadelphia (902)
PICK: pinnacle @ Over 7.5 (-105)
DATE: April 15, 2019 - 7:05 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Tim Michael
EVALUATION: Win (1000) - Final Total 13
T.M. Selection: Mets/Phillies over (10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK)
Two of the best in the league go head-to-head on the hill tonight, but I still think this total will sneak over this tiny number. The Phillies Aaron Nola is 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA, while the Mets’ Noah Syndergaar is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA. The Phillies come in off a 3-1 win in Miami, but they’ll be eager to get their bats going after a lacklustre showing in their last series: "I think hitting is one of those things that can be a little bit hit and miss," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters in Miami. "Sometimes, you have to give credit to the opposition for pitching well. I think that we have the ability to score lots of runs in consecutive games. And I think that's going to happen for us." The Mets come in off consecutive losses in Atlanta and they’ll also be out to get back into the winners circle. With both of these studs not at their “elite best” to open the season, everything points to this total soaring over the number sooner, rather than later.
T.M. Prediction: 6-3 Phillies.