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Mets visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies
70-84 September 22, 2013, 01:35 PM | Citizens Bank Park 71-83

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Mets invade Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.

The Phillies will turn to Cliff Lee and his 14-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Carlos Torres (3-5) to the hill.

View New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 200 moneyline Underdog in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 25-rated Mets taking on the No. 26-rated Phillies in this contest.

In their last action, New York was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on New York at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 5-4 final on Saturday in support of Dillon Gee at Citizens Bank Park.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 25-rated offense, averaging 3.84 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

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 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games

Next up:
New York at Cincinnati, Monday, September 23rd
Philadelphia at Florida, Monday, September 23rd