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New York Mets Starter Jacob deGrom Out to Silence Philadelphia Phillies Bats in MLB Contest

Philadelphia Phillies


New York Mets
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Citi Field

Citi Field hosts an MLB battle between the New York Mets and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

David Buchanan, with a record of 6-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, while the New York Mets trot Jacob deGrom to the mound in this one. He is 6-6 so far in 2014.

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the New York Mets as -145 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.9-3.5 win for the Mets on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

62-72 New York battles the Phillies, currently with a 61-72 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked New York Mets and the No. 26-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Mets No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.79 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.91 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 7.94 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were a 8-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 8-4 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Wednesday, with Kyle Kendrick throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. The Mets were saddled with a loss last time out in Jonathon Niese's start, as they lost 6-1 against Atlanta on Thursday at Citi Field.

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 21 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

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