Phillies vs Mets: Betting preview, TV Schedule & Must-Bet props for Saturday June 8th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm gestures after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Phillies vs Mets: The Phillies are set to lock horns with the New York mets in a two-game series across the pond this weekend. London Stadium plays host to the NL Rivals, with Philadelphia looking to further cement their spot as the premier side in the division. Can they make the most of their trip abroad?

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Phillies vs Mets: Game info

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 1:10PM ET, 6:10PM BST
Location: London Stadium, London
TV channel: FOX, MLB TV

Phillies vs Mets: Betting info

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+110) | Milwaukee Brewers +1.5 (-130)
Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies -170 | New York Mets +142
Total: Over/Under 10

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Phillies vs Mets: Pitching preview

Ranger Suarez (9-1, 1.70 ERA) vs Sean Mannea (3-2, 3.63 ERA)

The big news out of Philadelphia this weekend is that Ranger Suarez will be pitching today. One of the biggest breakout stars of 2024, Suarez was uncertain prior to the trip to London after sustaining a thumb injury last week. He practiced on Friday and told reporters that he’s feeling good, doubling down on Rob Thompson’s confidence that he would be ready to go.

Suarez starting here is huge. The international games at this stadium typically yield a lot of runs due to the more ‘closed’ nature of the roof. We’ll touch more on that later, but if there’s ever a time for someone as dominant as Suarez to make his presence felt, it’s at London Stadium.

Across from the 28-year-old will be Sean Mannea, who struggled last time out, allowing 6 runs against the Diamondbacks. Mannea has only allowed 4+ runs in two games this season, but with the Phils’ offense looking red-hot and this stadium’s nature to provide a wave of high-octane offense, this could well be another tough day at the office.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Ranger Suárez, right, throws to first base for an out after he was hit by a ball from St. Louis Cardinals’ Alec Burleson during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Phillies vs Mets: Betting preview

The Phillies are favored to win the opening game of this series and with good reason. The Fightin’s are 3-1 against New York this season and have been firing in runs at a historic rate this year. It’s going to be difficult for the Mets to do much damage if Suarez is back to his best, and given how London has looked these past few days, this could well end up being a home-game atmosphere for the Phillies. I like the Phils to cover the spread here.

Betting pick: Phillies -1.5 (-110)

Prop bet fun

As I mentioned earlier, London Stadium has a strange habit of providing offensive masterclasses. The reason for this is that the stadium is relatively closed, with a roof covering the grandstands. Unlike most ballparks where it’s open air, a ball being pounded at West Ham’s home ground means that the air can’t really get under it as it would in typical ballparks to slow it down or hold it up. As a result, just look at the scoring we’ve seen here in recent years:

2023

Cubs 9-1 Cardinals
Cubs 5-7 Cardinals

2019

Yankees 17-13 Red Sox
Yankees 12-8 Red Sox

The total here is 10, which is a very solid pick, but I think it’s much more profitable to back individual batter props for big hitters. Guys like Bryce Harper, who leads the Phillies in home runs, should have a field day in London, and is +390 to record a home-run. Alec Bohm sits at +400 and there’s some real value on Bryson Stott’s +900 line. Backing any of the Phils to knock one into the stands feels like a smart play if recent history is anything to go by.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm, right, is doused by teammates Brandon Marsh, left, and Bryson Stott during an interview after the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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