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R.A. Dickey out to silence Phillies bats in MLB contest

Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Mets
Sep 23, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Odds

98-58TEAM RECORD74-82

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling New York on Friday at Citi Field.

The match puts starter Cole Hamels for the Phillies on the hill facing R.A. Dickey for the Mets. Hamels brings a 14-9 mark to the game, while Dickey is 8-13 to date on the season.

View Philadelphia vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as +120 underdogs. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Mets - Phillies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 1 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 2 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 8.6 per game.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +185 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Washington on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

New York won its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Cardinals on September 22. Bettors who backed the Mets at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals 8-6 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

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

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Phillies at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 15 games
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 OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at NY Mets, Saturday, September 24

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