New York Mets (46-65) vs Miami Marlins (47-68)Date : 08/10/2018
Time : 7:10 PM ET
Location : Marlins Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
The Marlins will welcome the Mets to Marlins Park as the two teams from the NL East will go head to head in a three-game series starting on Friday. The Marlins are in the last place of the division while the Mets are fourth. This will be their 4th meeting of the season the Marlins have a 2-1 season series lead over the Mets.
Game 1: 7:10 PM ET
Game 2: 7:10 PM ET
Game 3: 1:10 PM ET
New York Mets's Latest Performance :
The Mets will begin their eleven game road trip against the Marlins. They are 23-28 when playing on the road this season. The Mets have shot themselves in the foot after the terrific start to the season they can’t seem to get anything going at this point of the year. The Mets would have the opportunity to redeem themselves playing against the Marlins. Coming into this series the Mets are 26th in batting with 430 runs scored this season and 20th in pitching with a 4.41 ERA.
Player to watch in this series: Brandon Nimmo, he reached base three times and scored the Mets’ only run Tuesday versus the Reds. The multi-hit game was his first in his last 10 contests. The Mets will need him to play at his best since Cabrera got traded the offensive responsibility will drop into Nimmo’s hands. On the season he is hitting .247/.375/.465 with 14 homers, 32 RBI, 54 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
- RBIs: Michael Conforto (39)
- Homers: Brandon Nimmo (14)
- Batting Average: Brandon Nimmo (.247)
Probable Pitchers for this series:
Game 1: Zack Wheeler, he struck out nine batters while firing seven scoreless innings to earn a win against the Braves on Saturday. He is 6-6 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 21 starts. He will aim for his third straight shutout against the Marlins in the series opener on Friday.
Game 2: Corey Oswalt, he allowed the Braves to three runs over six innings of work Sunday, taking a no-decision in the Mets’ extra-innings loss. He is 1-2 on the year with a 5.13 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He will get another shot in Majors he will start on Saturday against the Marlins.
Game 3: Noah Syndergaard, he was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-4 win over the Reds on Monday. He is 7-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 93/17 K/BB ratio in 88 innings through 15 starts. He will close things out for the Mets in the rubber game.
Miami Marlins's Latest Performance :
The Marlins will cap off their six-game homestand against the Mets in a three-game set. The Marlins are back in the last place of the NL East division. They are 27-32 when playing at home this season. It is tough for the Marlins to turn things around late into the season, however, playing against the Mets would their fans a glimpse of the future and how good the players can be once they are fully developed. Coming into this series the Marlins are 26th in pitching with a 4.80 ERA and 27th in scoring with 430 runs scored this season.
Player to watch in this series: Derek Dietrich, he went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday’s loss to the Cardinals. He will have to be at his best for the Marlins to beat out the Mets at home. He has nine hits in 22 at-bats in August. It was unfortunate that he did not get traded at the deadline but he could use this opportunity with the Marlins to work on his craft and wait until the next opportunity comes up. On the season he is slashing .285/.349/.454 with 38 RBI and 14 homers.
- RBIs: Justin Bour (54)
- Homers: Justin Bour (19)
- Batting Average: J.T. Realmuto (.294)
Probable Pitchers for this series:
Game 1: Jose Urena, he allowed six runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Phillies on Saturday. He is 3-11 on the season with a 4.66 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 22 starts. He will make his return to the mound in the series opener against the Mets.
Game 2: Dan Straily, he allowed two runs and one hit in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against the Phillies. He is 4-5 on the season with a 4.35 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. He starts on Saturday.
Game 3: Wei-Yin Chen, he pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in the Marlins’ 2-1 win over the Cardinals. He is 4-8 on the season with a 5.48 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 66/36 K/BB ratio in 88 2/3 innings. He will return to the mound in the rubber game.
How New York Mets & Miami Marlins Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Mets are 7-16 in their last 23 vs. a team with a losing record.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Mets
My reason for the pick :
The Mets will beat out the Marlins on the road 2-1. When two teams at the bottom of the division play each other it is usually the team with the better pitcher that will come up on top. Wheeler and Syndergaard will put up a masterful pitching performance for the Mets. The Mets are struggling on the offensive end, however, the Marlins are as well. It has been a forgettable season for both franchises as they will look to build for the future and hope for better results.
The Mets to beat the Marlins on the road 2-1.
Betting trends for New York Mets:
- Mets are 21-43 in their last 64 overall.
Betting trends for Miami Marlins:
- Marlins are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.