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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

The Mets will trot Jeremy Hefner out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hefner has a 1-6 record and a 3.77 ERA this season.

It'll be Cole Hamels toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Hamels is 2-10 with a 4.40 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on New York at +166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Phillies were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
New York: 28-41 SU
Philadelphia: 35-38 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets's last 22 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Mets are 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Philadelphia's last 22 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Mets, Saturday, June 22