April 9, 2008

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 4/9 Preview

MLB Betting Preview
Philadelphia Phillies (4-4) at New York Mets (2-4)
Wednesday, 7:10 pm Eastern – ESPN 2

SBG Global Opening Line: Mets  -140, Total 9.5 Flat

 

The Philadelphia Phillies definitely have the New York Mets number. They beat them for the ninth straight time on Tuesday but they may have lost National League MVP Jimmy Rollins for a while.  He sprained his left ankle and his status for Wednesday’s game is uncertain.  Philadelphia will be going with Kyle Kendrick on Wednesday while the Mets will go with Mike Pelfrey.  Kendrick beat the Mets last year allowing two earned runs in 6 and two thirds innings.  Pelfrey pitched against the Phillies once last year and lost, allowing two earned runs in five innings. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Phillies on the Road.

 

The Mets disappointed the largest Opening Day crowd in franchise history on Tuesday as they lost 5-2. The Phillies didn’t do anything against Oliver Perez but jumped all over reliever Scott Schoeneweis.  An error by Carlos Delgado with the bases loaded led to two runs scoring. Jayson Werth singled in the go-ahead run and Jimmy Rollins had an eight inning RBI single.

Tom Gordon pitched a perfect ninth to get the save. “I don’t know if you can say, it’s having one’s number,” the Phillies Shane Victorino said. “We’ll go out there [Wednesday] and play nine. We’re not going out there saying, ‘We own the Mets’ or anything like that. That’s not the attitude we have. [On Wednesday], we’ll forget about beating them nine straight.”   The Mets are sure tired of hearing about losing to the Phillies every game. “All of us are tired of hearing that the Phillies have our number,” the Mets’ Billy Wagner said. “The Phillies don’t have our number. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot. There’s confidence on their side, but there’s no lack of confidence over here saying that we can’t get those guys out, or that our hitters aren’t as good as their hitters. We’re a good team, and we know we’re going to go out there and a month from now, we’ll be hearing a different story.”


SBG Global Current Line: Mets  -138, Total 9.5 Flat

The Mets have not started the season well, losing four of their six games.  They also have to start winning against Philadelphia. “We have to start playing better,” David Wright said. “We have to prove to ourselves we can beat them. … We’re a different team from who we were last year. But they have that swagger.”

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game.  The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Phillies are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record. The Phillies are 13-5 in their last 18 vs. the National League East. The Phillies are 13-6 in their last 19 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Phillies are 4-1 in Kendrick’s last 5 starts. The Phillies are 4-1 in Kendrick’s last 5 road starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in Kendrick’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Phillies are 0-4 in Kendrick’s last 4 Wednesday starts. The Phillies are 0-4 in Kendrick’s last 4 starts as a road underdog. The Phillies are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in New York.

 

The Mets are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. the National League East. The Mets are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a favorite. The Mets are 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Mets are 1-9 in their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Mets are 1-10 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Mets are 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Mets are 2-5 in Pelfrey’s last 7 starts vs. the National League East. The Mets are 2-5 in Pelfrey’s last 7 starts as a favorite. The Mets are 3-9 in Pelfrey’s last 12 starts overall. The Mets are 1-6 in Pelfrey’s last 7 home starts.

 

The Under is 4-0 in the Phillies last 4 Wednesday games. The Under is 4-1 in the Phillies last 5 games as a road underdog. The Under is 5-2 in the Phillies last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-2 in the Phillies last 7 road games. The Under is 9-4 in the Phillies last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 8-1 in Kendrick’s last 9 starts overall. The Over is 4-1 in Kendrick’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 4-1-1 in Kendrick’s last 6 starts as an underdog.

 

The Over is 6-1-1 in the Mets last 8 games as a home favorite. The Over is 15-3-1 in the Mets last 19 games as a favorite. The Over is 17-5-1 in the Mets last 23 vs. the National League East. The Over is 23-7-1 in the Mets last 31 vs. a team with a losing record. The Over is 16-5-1 in the Mets last 22 overall. The Over is 7-3 in the Mets last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 9-4 in the Mets last 13 Wednesday games. The Over is 4-0 in Pelfrey’s last 4 home starts. The Over is 4-1 in Pelfrey’s last 5 starts overall. The Over is 4-1 in Pelfrey’s last 5 home starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York.

 

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