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Mets visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies
69-84 September 21, 2013, 07:05 PM | Citizens Bank Park 71-82

The visiting Mets hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dillon Gee gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 11-10 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Tyler Cloyd, who will be looking to improve on his 2-5 mark.

View New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this matchup found them as -112 Favorite on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The Phillies - Mets odds would favor the Mets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 25.

New York won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Phillies on September 20. Bettors who backed the Mets at +195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 6-4 final on Friday in support of Daisuke Matsuzaka at Citizens Bank Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.84 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.88 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.41 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.21 per nine innings).

Philadelphia owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 3.84 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 19-rated defense.

A few Mets at Phillies trends to consider:
NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
New York at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 22nd