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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet on the field at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

The Mets will trot Matt Harvey out to the mound in this one. Righthander Harvey has a 6-1 record and a 2.16 ERA this season.

Harvey's opponent in this one will be John Lannan. The Phillies lefthander has a 5.49 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

The Mets were an 8-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
New York: 29-42 SU
Philadelphia: 36-39 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-3
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets's last 24 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 24 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, June 25
Philadelphia at San Diego, Monday, June 24