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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets meet at Citi Field.
Righthander Kyle Kendrick will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Kendrick is 10-10 this season with a 4.51 ERA.
Kendrick's opponent in this one will be Jonathon Niese. The Mets lefthander has a 4.03 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -137 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
New York has lost 5 straight games.
Philadelphia: 60-71 SU
New York: 58-71 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
New York most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets's last 23 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
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