MLB Odds: Mets vs Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies (66-53, plus-12.98 betting units) are in the thick of the National League East race. The New York Mets (51-67, minus-16.18 units at Bovada) are on the outside looking in. They’ll wrap up a rare five-game series when they meet this Sunday night in Williamsport at 8:05 PM ET on ESPN.
Nick Pivetta and the 66-53 Philadelphia Phillies will host Jason Vargas and the 51-67 New York Mets on Sunday Night Baseball (8:30 PM ET, ESPN).
Nick Pivetta (4.37 ERA) is projected to start for Philadelphia. The pride of Victoria, British Columbia has pitched very well for the Phillies this year, earning 2.32 units on a team record of 13-10. Pivetta has allowed just three earned runs in his last three starts combined; on the season, the 25-year-old north paw is striking out 10.96 batters per nine innings, mixing a mid-90s fastball with three other pitches to keep the opposition on their toes. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
New York responds with veteran southpaw Jason Vargas (8.10 ERA), who hasn’t enjoyed nearly the same success as Pivetta this year. The Mets are down 8.37 units behind Vargas on a record of 2-10; however, the California native did pitch his first quality start of the season last week, holding the Baltimore Orioles to two runs over six innings in what became a 6-3 loss for New York (–115 away).