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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Citi Field.
The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ian Kennedy in this game. Kennedy has a 3-4 record and a 5.36 ERA this season.
Kennedy's opponent in this one will be Dillon Gee. The Mets righthander has a 4.60 ERA to go along with a 6-7 record this season.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +165 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Arizona: 43-41 SU
New York: 35-46 SU
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 13 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets's last 13 games when playing at home against Arizona
Arizona home to Colorado, Friday, July 5
NY Mets at Milwaukee, Friday, July 5