MLB Betting: Phillies host Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies will send Roy Halladay to the mound on Monday night as he looks to bounce back from a rough first outing when his team takes on the New York Mets in MLB betting action.

Righthander Halladay was knocked around for five runs on six hits in just 3 1-3 innings of work against the Braves last week, but the Phillies are 4-1 over his last five outings against the Mets. The OVER/UNDER went 4-1 for totals bettors in those five games.

For the Phillies, Roy Halladay gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mets hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Harvey, 1-0 on the year.

View NY Mets vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as underdogs of +-131 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 6.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 5-rated defense.

New York won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Marlins on April 7. Bettors who backed the Mets at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mets enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Sunday, with Aaron Laffey throwing 4 1/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Citi Field.

The Phillies were a 9-8 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +106 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies endured a 9-8 loss at the hands of the Royals on Sunday, with Cole Hamels throwing 5 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Phillies trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 19 of NY Mets' last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Philadelphia's last 25 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 9

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