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Starting Pitchers: Hamels (Philadelphia) vs. Dickey (New York)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Thursday, July 5 7:10 p.m. (ET)

Television: MLB Network

Sportsbook: VietBet

MLB Odds: Philadelphia +120 New York -135

Total: 6


MLB Betting Game Trends

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Philadelphia's last 25 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing NY Mets

New York Mets

  • NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
  • NY Mets are 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia


The Phillies' Hamels and the Mets' Dickey set to duel it out on Thursday night

Game Overview

Philadelphia limps towards the All-Star break with and overall record of just 36-46 and it is currently 12 full games behind Washington in the NL East. Tuesday night’s 11-1 pounding at the hands of the Mets as 107 road underdogs was the Phillies sixth-straight loss and eighth in their last 10 games. They are now 19-22 on the road heading into Wednesday’s Game 2 with the total going ‘over’ in six of their last nine games.

The once vaunted Philadelphia pitching staff is currently ranked 11th in the NL with a 4.22 team ERA. While its starting rotation has been ravaged with injury, the overall staff has woefully underperformed this season. The one bright spot has been Thursday night’s starter, Cole Hamels. He comes in with an overall record of 10-4 and a 3.08 ERA. The left-hander gave-up three earned runs on seven hits in seven innings against Miami his last time out, but with no run support was tagged with the loss. He is 5-10 against the Mets in his career with an ERA of 4.34.

New York is hanging tough in the division race with a 5-1 record in its last six games to stay just 3.5 games in back of the Nationals. The Mets are now 44-37 on the year and a healthy 24-17 at home. The total easily went ‘over’ the eight run line in Game 1 and has now gone ‘over’ in five of their last seven games. Mainly because the New York bat’s have come to life with 48 runs during this six-game tear.

The Mets will go with their new ace RA Dickey in this one. The right-hander has been nothing short of spectacular this season with a 12-1 record and 2.15 ERA in 16 previous starts. He has shown no signs of letting up with a 5-0 record and ridiculous 0.93 ERA in the month of June. Dickey is 3-3 against the Phillies with an ERA of 2.40


Assuming that these two All-Star pitchers stay true to form, then the ‘under’ should be the best play in this contest no matter how low it closes at. If choosing a side, stick with the Mets to wrap-up this series with a win as Philadelphia’s free-fall continues. New York 3 Philadelphia 1