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Philadelphia Phillies Face the New York Mets Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Philadelphia Phillies dueling the New York Mets on Saturday at Citi Field.

Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the New York Mets, and he'll carry a 3-5 record into the contest. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies; he's 5-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Mets as -167 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-2.2 win for the Mets. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets bring a 37-42 record to the battle against the 26-52 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Mets rated this week at No. 15 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Mets No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.87 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 8.66 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.21 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J deGrom fanned 12 Philadelphia batters in the team's last outing, leading the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at New York, Sunday, July 2nd