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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets

The division rival Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Citi Field.

Kyle Kendrick will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Righthander Kendrick is 8-6 this season with a 3.68 ERA.

Kendrick's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Hefner. The Mets righthander has a 3.20 ERA to go along with a 4-6 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -152 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +144 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 48-48 SU
New York: 41-50 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

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

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
Philadelphia is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets's last 19 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 18 of NY Mets's last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Saturday, July 20