Braves vs Phillies: Best prop bets, TV schedule & betting preview for June 23rd

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm (28) and Darick Hall (24) celebrate with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in New York. The Phillies won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Philadelphia Phillies were unable to close the gap to Atlanta in their most recent series but will be hoping to beat another NL East Rival in the way of the New York Mets this weekend.

With the two teams now slated to face each other in London next year, British fans will get a preview of what’s to come when the NL East rivals clash on Friday.

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Mets vs Phillies info

Date: Friday, June 23rd 
Time: 7:05PM ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: NBSP, MLB TV

Mets vs Phillies Betting odds

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (-120) | New York Mets (+100)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-190) | New York Mets -1.5 (+160)
Run total: Over/Under 9.5 (-110)

Pitching matchup

Taijuan Walker (7-3, 4.31 ERA) vs Kodai Senga (6-4, 3.45 ERA)

Taijuan Walker will start things off for the Phillies and will be looking to stay hot. In the month of June, Walker maintains a 1.50 ERA, having struck out 23 batters in 4 games (5.75 per game) and has only allowed 13 hits in that span. In fact, since his humbling game against the Dodgers, he’s only allowed 3+ runs in 4 of his last 10 games. He’s been a crucial cog in the Phils’ recent resurgence and has a favorable matchup against the Mets.

Kodai Senga will be the man leading the charge for New York. He struggled in his most recent start against the Cardinals and has actually given up 3+ runs in 3 of his last 5 starts. He’s allowed 54 hits in 13 games this season. However, he’s struck out 7+ batters in 7 of those games, which is something worth noting.

Walker does hold the edge coming into this game as the hotter arm and whenever you have someone facing their former team, there’s always added motivation.

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ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 16: New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (99) delivers a pitch during the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on August 16, 2022 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)

Mets vs Phillies Betting preview

There is a clear gap between these teams when it comes to offense. The Mets rank 19th in slugging and is batting .240 up to this point. The Phils sit 11th in slugging and are batting .257.

If you partner this with Walker’s resurgence and the fact that the Phils are 26-19 as a favorite whereas the Mets are 4-13 as an road underdog, all signs point towards a Philadelphia win.

As far as props go, I’d be happy to double down on Taijuan Walker tonight. His strikeouts sit at 4.5, which is 1.3 LOWER than his average in the month of June. At +100, I’ll bet on Walker to record 4.5+ strikeouts.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Trea Turner follows through after hitting a home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Joey Wentz during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 5, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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