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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets

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.

Team records:
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

Next up:
Arizona home to Colorado, Friday, July 5
NY Mets at Milwaukee, Friday, July 5