free mlb picks Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets 8-15-10

August 15, 2010


The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Citi Field.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kyle Kendrick in this game. Kendrick has a 7-5 record and a 4.71 ERA this season.

Kendrick’s opponent in this one will be Michael Pelfrey. The Mets righthander has a 3.98 ERA to go along with a 11-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Roy Halladay tossed a four-hit shutout through eight innings and the Phillies beat the Mets 4-0 on Saturday. The Phillies won that game as -215 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Placido Polanco went 2-for-5 with one RBI for the Phillies. Halladay improved to 15-8 with the win.

Pat Misch was tagged with the Mets loss, giving up four runs off eight hits in his six innings.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 65-51 SU
New York: 58-58 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Philadelphia is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing NY Mets
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to San Francisco, Tuesday, August 17
NY Mets at Houston, Monday, August 16

FREE PICK: Mets  -110

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