Phillies Game Today: Phillies vs Mets Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV Channel for August 8

Jun 10, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Philadelphia Phillies are in first place in the NL East for the first time since May 8 and have won SEVEN games in a row for the first time since 2012.

Today, they finally pay tribute to Roy Halladay (an event rescheduled from 2020) and look to honor him with another win and a sweep.

What Time is the Phillies Game Today?

First pitch today is scheduled for 1:05 PM Eastern.

What Channel is the Phillies Game on Today?

Today’s Phillies game is available on NBC Sports Philadelphia, TBS, SportsNet New York, and MLB.TV (blackout restrictions may apply).

Phillies vs Mets Odds Today

The Phillies are -150 on the moneyline (bet $150 to win $100), while the Mets are +125 (bet $100 to win $125).

The spread has the Mets at +1.5 at -165 (bet $165 to win $100), while the Phils are -1.5 at +135 (bet $100 to win $135).

If you’re into betting the total amount of runs, the over/under is 8.5 runs today. It’s +104 on the over (bet $100 to win $104) and -125 on the under (bet $125 to win $100).

Phillies Pitcher Today: Zack Wheeler

The Phillies have their ace on the mound to attempt the sweep, and there are few pitchers in the game you want going for you more than Zack Wheeler.

He has a 2.57 ERA  over 22 starts, with 170 strikeouts over 147 innings so far this season. He’s been one of the best starters in the game all year, and could win the NL Cy Young if he keeps this up.

He’s struggled a bit lately; he hasn’t had a scoreless start since July 2, and has allowed three or more runs in four of his five starts since, including this week against the Nationals. But the depth is still there; seven or more innings in each of his last three starts, and 5 2/3 innings or more in every start dating back to June 27.

Wheeler is going up against Taijuan Walker, who has a 3.86 ERA over 20 games this year. Like Wheeler, Walker is also coming off a start in which he allowed four earned runs, though he doesn’t last nearly as long into games. He only has five starts this season of seven innings; Wheeler has gone seven innings or more in 14 of 22 starts, including a complete-game shutout. The Phillies will need that depth after yesterday’s impressive bullpen game (Mauricio Llovera not withstanding).

Phillies Starting Lineup

Phillies vs Mets Prediction Today

The Phillies have momentum on their side, while the Mets are in freefall. And they better win it for Roy Halladay.

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Phillies vs Mets Live Stream

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