There isn’t a team in the MLB or their MLB betting fan base that is going to start popping the champagne corks until the division title is well and truly locked up. This is why all eyes are now on the magic numbers in the divisions that are still undecided, and that team that likes what they see the most is the New York Mets. They will try to shorten their number even further when they welcome in the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
In Depth Look at the Baseball Odds Preview & Pick on Miami Marlins at NY Mets & TV Info
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
Radio: 710 WOR, WEPN 1050 (Sp.)
Opening Lines: Mets -250, Marlins +229
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 14, 2015
You can’t really ask for a better week than what the New York Mets (82-61) delivered last week. They started out by sweeping the Washington Nationals to take a stranglehold on the NL East, and then finished things off by sweeping the Atlanta Braves in 4. If you wanted a glimpse into how well this team is going at the moment, look no further than that final game against the Braves. Down 7-4 and facing their final out, the Mets somehow managed to dig deep and get the win in extra innings.
That was a sure sign that this team wants to get the division title wrapped up as quickly as possible, and with their magic number now down to 11, it looks like it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. Jacob DeGrom (13-7, 2.40 ERA) will get the start for the Mets on Tuesday.
Given what the Mets did to Atlanta over the weekend, you can bet they will not be looking beyond a Miami Marlins (61-82) team coming off a very good week. Miami won both of their series last week, and actually did the Mets a favor by taking 2 of 3 from the Washington Nationals over the weekend. They will not be looking to play favorites, though, and will be looking for a similar sort of result versus the Mets.
Miami did take 2 of 3 from the Mets the last time they met, but that was before New York went on the offensive tear that they are on at the moment. The Marlins have been playing good ball for the past two weeks, but they look to be in a little tough to start this one off. Tom Koehler (9-13, 3.99 ERA) will start for Miami.
Key Betting Trends
- Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
- Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
- NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 7 games
- NY Mets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 8 games at home
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
This looks like a total mismatch in every way possible, and with the Mets looking to slam the division door shut on the Nats, things get even tougher for Miami. I like the Mets to get a comfortable win in this one.