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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will meet on the field at Citi Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Ethan Martin will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Righthander Martin is 2-2 this season with a 6.33 ERA.

Starting this game for the Mets will be Carlos Torres. The righthander has a 6.43 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -157 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 61-72 SU
New York: 59-72 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets's last 25 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, Friday, August 30
NY Mets at Washington, Friday, August 30