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Aug 22, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

60-66TEAM RECORD81-44

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Monday as host Philadelphia battles the New York Mets in baseball odds action.

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Cliff Lee in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-7 mark on the year. New York counters with Jonathon Niese, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Phillies as -230 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 6-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Mets batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

New York lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Brewers on August 21. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mets endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Sunday, with R.A. Dickey throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Citi Field.

Philadelphia was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as -200 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Mets at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 23

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