So you want to bet on baseball? We have a pick for you for Wednesday’s action.
The New York Mets have been on an absolute year, and most people have them wrapping up the National League East in a few short weeks. The Washington Nationals have seemed to climb out of their funk, but each time they win; the Mets do too. Winners of their last four contests, the Metropolitans send Bartolo Colon to the mound on Wednesday evening against a soft opponent, the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark.
We would like you to target the New York Mets and Bartolo Colon here. New York is a -160 favorite on the road; our money is on Bartolo Colon who holds an overall 10-11 record on this team that is 12 games over the .500 mark.
The Mets are playing like gangbusters, scoring runs like crazy, and the Phillies are not a good team. However, the rookie they oppose Jerad Eickhoff threw six shutout innings in his MLB debut. This is the kid the Phillies acquired in the Cole Hamels deal, and he’ll be making his second career start.
The line opened with the Mets a -179 favorite, and has dropped with Philadelphia currently +150. The Mets way win the division. They may be the story in baseball right now. But they’ll slip a few times this month against an inferior opponent. Colon is not a good enough starter to be that heavy of a favorite in a hitters park, even with a lifetime 3-1 record at Citizens Bank.
Place your money on Philadelphia +150 ML tomorrow evening and bring home a winner.