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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Lines

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Things are not going so well for the Phillies in the early part of the season, as they are in the basement of the NL East, Ace Roy Halladay has lost his last 4 starts, including last night, and starter Cole Hamels has been suspended for 5 games for beaning a batter.

Venue/ Stadium: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time/Date: 7:05 PM EST Tuesday, May 8, 2012
NCAA Odds From: Bovada
Moneyline: Mets +165 / Phillies -185
Over/Under:  8.5 runs

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However, facing a Mets’ team that has won 3 straight they have Joe Blanton on the mound, who is off to a solid start. MLB lines have the Phillies as home favorites tonight with a run total of 8.5 runs.

In yesterday’s match up between these 2 division rivals the Mets beat the Phillies 5-2.

This season the Mets have an O/U record of 15-13 with a run-line W/L record of 13-16 and the Phillies have an O/U record of 17-13 and a run-line W/L record of 14-16.

The Phillies are 5-6 at home and 5-5 in their last 10 games and the Mets are 6-7 on the road and also 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Miguel Batista (0-1, 6.92 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets tonight and in his last start he went 2 innings and game up 1 earned run in a no decision against the Astros. Blanton (3-3, 2.83 ERA) had a stellar last outing going the distance and not giving up any earned runs in a win against the Braves.


Blanton hasn’t won 3 consecutive starts since the 2009 season.

Batista was thrust in the Mets’ rotation because of the injury to Mike Pelfrey and in his only start this season he had a less than memorable outing giving up 6 runs in 3 innings of work.

While the Mets have won 3 straight they have done so with their pitching, but their offense is struggling. In their last 7 games they are only averaging less than 3 runs per game.

The Phillies and their offensive struggles are well documented with slugger Ryan Howard and Chase Utley out, but Jimmy Rollins is 11/20 with a HR facing Batista and Placido Polanco is 11/33.

In some betting trends for this NL East match up the Mets are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter, 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record, and they have an Over record of 9-2 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

The Phillies are 6-14 in their last 20 home games, 22-8 in Blanton’s last 30 home starts, and they have an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

Jason’s Pick: I picked the Phillies yesterday and was wrong, how can you bet against Halladay, and I am going with them again, as I think Blanton will shut down the Mets tonight.

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Jason Green is back with Cappers Picks again to give out his free sports plays. As always he's hoping the Braves and Redskins can win a championship since their last one in the 90’s was long ago. He’s starting to know the pain of Cubs fans.