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New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Philadelphia will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the New York Mets pay a visit to Citizens Bank Park.
Jeremy Hefner gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Kyle Kendrick, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.
Philadelphia was a -132 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 3 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mets, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.
New York lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Phillies on April 9. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -182 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 8-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Cliff Lee at Citizens Bank Park.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Mets at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 14 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets' last 18 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 14 games when playing at home against NY Mets
NY Mets at Minnesota, Friday, April 12
Philadelphia at Miami, Friday, April 12