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Michael Pelfrey out to silence Phillies bats in MLB contest

Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Mets
Sep 25, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Odds

98-60TEAM RECORD76-82

The visiting Phillies hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

The Mets will turn to Michael Pelfrey and his 7-12 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Roy Halladay (18-6) to the hill.

View Philadelphia vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Phillies listed as favorites of 170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 7 in the National League and the Phillies at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Phillies were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 6-3 loss against New York on Saturday, as Joe Blanton wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Phillies at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
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 at home against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Monday, September 26
NY Mets home to Cincinnati, Monday, September 26

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