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The New York Mets (15-13) and Philadelphia Phillies (14-15) will open up a three-game National League East series on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 ET on ESPN.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Phillies as minus-170 home favorites, while the total stands at 6.5.

Philadelphia returns home after posting a 3-3 record on their recent six-game road trip, which includes a 9-3 win over the Washington Nationals on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. The "over" has cashed in four of the club's last five games.

Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay (3-2, 3.40 ERA) is coming off a disastrous effort, allowing eight runs and 12 hits over just 5.1 innings of work in a no-decision effort that resulted in a 15-13 road loss to the Atlanta Braves.

The right-hander has a great opportunity to bounce back due to his 7-0...

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