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Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Mets
July 5, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Odds

37-46TEAM RECORD44-38

The New York Mets will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Citi Field on Thursday.

The Mets will rely on R.A. Dickey to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Cole Hamels will be his counterpart for the Phillies. R.A. Dickey is 12-1 this season, and Cole Hamels is 10-4.

View Philadelphia vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New York opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Mets, most recently No. 2 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Phillies average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 9-2 result against the Mets on July 4. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 9-2 victory over New York on Wednesday at Citi Field behind starter Cliff Lee.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Philadelphia's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, July 6
NY Mets home to Chi Cubs, Friday, July 6

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