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MLB Free Pick: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies – April 10, 2017

New York Mets

Two teams from the National League East will get together on Monday, as the New York Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies. This is the first of a three-game series between these two National League East rivals. The New York Mets came into the Sunday Night Baseball game with a 2-3 record.

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled to start the season, losing two out of three games to the Cincinnati Reds. The second series went better for Philadelphia, as they were able to win two out of three games against the Washington Nationals. The New York Mets are -137 over the Philadelphia Phillies in this game.

Phillies Seeking Third Straight

The Philadelphia Phillies would love to pick up their third straight win. The Phillies outscored the Nationals 21-6 in the final two games of the series. Philadelphia is second in all of Major League Baseball, with 31 runs scored on the season. The top offensive threat thus far has been shortstop Freddie Galvis, along with Howie Kendrick.

The Phillies are going to pitch Jerad Eickhoff in this game. The 26 year old from Evansville Indiana is 0-1 on the season. In his first start, Eickoff went 6.2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs in a loss to the Reds. Philadelphia has seen their closer Jeanmar Gomez pick up a win and a save thus far in 2017.

Mets Using DeGrom

The New York Mets will counter with Jacob DeGrom on the mound. DeGrom is making his second start of the season as well. In his career, DeGrom is set to make his 78th start. The 28-year-old is 30-22 in his career, and 0-0 this season. In his season debut, he allowed just 2 hits in 6 innings against the Braves.

The Mets offense is anchored thus far by Jay Bruce and Asdrubel Cabrera. Bruce, who came over from the Reds last season hit an early home run, while Cabrera is hitting .286. The Mets are only ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East Divisional standings.

Mets Beat Phillies

The New York Mets are going to pick up a win in this game. The New York Mets have a stud starting pitcher on the mound, and he is going to continue to look great. DeGrom was awesome in his season debut, and expect that in this game as well. On the other side, Eickhoff could be in trouble in this game.

The Mets are up and down offensively, but look for them to get to Eickhoff early and often in this game. New York is going to win this game and win it pretty easily. The final bet for this game is the New York Mets -137 over the Philadelphia Phillies in this National League East rivalry game on Monday.