Phillies vs Yankees: Betting preview & best bets for Wednesday, April 5th

Phillies vs. Yankees: slumping Phillies look to rebound, and you can cash in

The Phillies have started the 2023 season 1-4 featuring Jacob deGrom and a few games in New York. Would you believe me if I told you the Mets had nothing to do with it?

Well, Philadelphia hilariously got their first win of the season behind a one-hit performance from ‘fifth starter’ Matt Strahm. Sometimes it comes from the most unlikely places and faces.

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Now, Aaron Nola looks to rebound from what initially looked like a promising Opening Day performance which quickly unraveled as the Phillies surrendered an early 5-0 lead to the Texas Rangers, featuring a forgettable bullpen appearance from newly minted Phil Gregory Soto.

So let’s all rub some dirt on our boo-boos and make some money for the Phillies series finale in the Bronx.

Phillies vs Yankees game info

  • Location: Yankee Stadium; Bronx, New York
  • Time: April 5th, 1:05p EST
  • Channel: NBCSP, YES

Phillies vs Yankees Betting Stats:

FANDUELPHILLIES (+128), YANKEES (-152)YANKEES -1.5 (+140)6.5

Phillies vs Yankees: Series Finale Pitching Matchup

Aaron Nola (0-0, 12.27 ERA) v. Gerrit Cole (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Nola looks to rebound against a Yankees club he’s seen some relative success against. Through three career starts, the last two in 2021, Nola owns a 2.37 ERA and 12.3 SO/9.

And while a career March/April ERA of 3.93 leaves a bit to be desired, the Phillies will look to their informal Ace to get them on track and back to Philadelphia for the unavailing of the Uncle Charlie Cheesesteak.

In what’s a familiar narrative for Nola, he needs to limit the long ball that has historically ruined many otherwise solid performances. Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for six career homers against Nola.

Phillies vs Yankees

But we’ll end with something nice. Nola has recorded six strikeouts against Gleyber Torres in nine at-bats, so I still like his alternate strikeout total of O/8 at +134 odds.

Phillies vs Yankees: Prop of the Day

There’s not much history between Gerrit Cole and the Phillies, but two members of the current roster have seen him particularly well: J.T. Realmuto and Nick Castellanos.

Realmuto’s hit a whopping .647 in 17 appearances against Cole, including ten singles. Not sexy, but nothing if not consistent.

Castellanos similarly has hit .438 but hasn’t faced the lefty since 2018. Given his well-documented struggles since coming to Philadelphia, time will tell if he can still read the Yankees ace.

I’d stay away from Kyle Schwarber, who carries a .177 BA across 19 plate appearances, but I still have a parlay I like for you. For $10, this one pays out $54.70; if all goes right, it’s a good omen for a Phillies series win.

J.T. Realmuto – To Record 2+ Bases+150
Nick Castellanos – To Record 2+ Bases+160

Phillies Daily Fantasy Pick of the Day

After a day off, ride Realmuto. He’s currently $3,700 on FanDuel, so not cheap, but worth the upside given his history.

Phillies vs. Yankees: Final Verdict

The Phillies need to get a win. The season will improve, but getting the defending NL Champions at plus odds might be too much to pass on.

BET OF THE DAY: Phillies Moneyline (+128)

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