Philadelphia vs. NY Mets,
04/02/2018 19:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 0
Money Line: +105 Philadelphia
Phillies RH Ben Lively (2017: 4-7, 4.26 ERA) vs. Mets RH Matt Harvey (5-7, 6.70)
NYM Harvey, was just 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA in 19 games (including 18 starts) last year, and now goes against the Phillies' Ben Lively who was 4-7, 4.26 ERA in 15 starts last year.
The Phillies starter Lively allowed five runs in 19 1/3 innings over three solid outings with the Mets last season. The kid looked good in spring training garnering a solid 3.13 ERA in six Grapefruit League appearances to earn a spot in the rotation and deserves out attention here today.
Meanwhile, Harvey over the last couple of seasons has gone 9-17 with a bloated 5.78 ERA while being limited to 36 games (35 starts) because of surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome and a stress injury in his right shoulder. No matter what the he or the Mets say he no longer is the same pitcher he was a couple seasons ago. HARVEY's team when he starts is just 4-15 L/19 against the money line against division opponents.
MLB All teams with a money line of -100 to -150 (NY METS) - National League team with a lower tier starting pitcher whose ERA was 6.20 or worse last season are 12-30 L/21 seasons for a 71% go against conversion rate for bettors.
Play on the Philadelphia Phillies to win on the moneyline