Sunday, August 23, 2009

Phillies-Mets MLB Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will meet on the field at Citi Field on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.
Righthander Pedro Martinez will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Martinez is 1-0 this season with a 4.50 ERA.
The Mets will counter Martinez with Oliver Perez. Lefthander Perez has a 6.06 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 190-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Chase Utley hit a two-run homer in a three-run sixth inning as the Phillies defeated the Mets 4-1 on Saturday. The Phillies won the game as -250 favorites, while the team's played UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Pedro Feliz and Carlos Ruiz drove in the other runs for the Phillies. J.A. Happ gave up just one run over seven innings for his 10th win, and Brad Lidge earned his 24th save.
Omir Santos drove in the only run for the Mets, who were +220 underdogs. Pat Misch surrendered two runs in taking the loss in relief.
Team records:
Philadelphia: 70-50 SU
New York: 57-66 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Next up:
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Monday, August 24



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