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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Citi Field.

The Phillies will trot Cole Hamels out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Hamels has a 5-13 record and a 3.62 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Mets will be Daisuke Matsuzaka. The righthander has a 9.00 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -127 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 60-72 SU
New York: 59-71 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets's last 24 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Thursday, August 29