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MLB Game Preview - Phillies underdogs vs Mets at New York

Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Mets
July 17, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Odds

58-35TEAM RECORD47-46

The New York Mets battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

Kyle Kendrick, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Mets trot Michael Pelfrey to the mound in this one. He is 5-8 so far in 2011.

View Philadelphia vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Mets in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

New York owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 11-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +132 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 11-2 on Saturday behind a start from Jonathon Niese at Citi Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 10-0

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets' last 13 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, Monday, July 18
NY Mets home to Florida, Monday, July 18

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