The Miami Marlins will be taking on their division rival New York Mets at Citi Field. SportsNet New York will be televising the matchup and the game will get going at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets Odds
Jeff Brigham will get the nod for the visiting Marlins. Brigham is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Mets are preparing to start lefty Jason Vargas (5-9, 6.75 ERA), who has 63 strikeouts and 26 walks to his name, as well as a 1.60 WHIP. Vargas is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Miami this year.
As a unit, New York’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.74, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 5.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 61 games against divisional foes, Mets starters have an ERA of 3.59 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.02.
The New York offense is putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 7.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .250/.340/.518 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Mets’ offense has been led by shortstop Amed Rosario and right fielder Michael Conforto. Rosario is slashing .253/.294/.386 with eight home runs, 46 RBIs, 67 runs and 18 stolen bases, and Conforto’s line sits at .236/.341/.425 with 24 homers, 64 RBIs and 68 runs scored.
For the visiting squad, Miami’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.42 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.64 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.38, along with a K/9 of 8.02.
Marlins hitters have slashed .239/.307/.360 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Miami’s hitters have been paced by second baseman Starlin Castro and third baseman Brian Anderson. Castro is slashing .286/.337/.409 with 11 home runs, 51 RBIs and 72 runs scored. Anderson is slashing .272/.357/.398 with 10 homers, 59 RBIs and 79 runs scored.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER