New York Mets at Miami Marlines MLB Lines Prediction
Any team that has a 6.5 game lead in their division would likely be considered a pretty good bet to go to the playoffs. There are times when that lead doesn’t look so secure, though, and that is what the New York Mets are facing at the moment. They will go on the road to Miami this weekend, and will look to try and open up the gap a little, with the task at hand beginning on Friday night. Be sure to check for more MLB lines by clicking here.
A Quick Preview of the New York Mets at Miami Marlines MLB Lines Prediction & Game Info
Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Venue: Marlins Park
Opening Line: Mets -175
It’s a rather strange spot for the Mets (74-59) to be in right now, which is an odd thing to say about a team with a pretty big division lead. The problem is that their results at the moment are almost exactly mirroring what the Washington Nationals are doing, which is why that gap is staying constant.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the Mets have to be looking at the very soft schedule that the Nationals have coming down the stretch and wondering if they can hold on. The fact of the matter is that the team that finishes second in this division will not be going to the playoffs, so nothing less than a first place finish will do. Jacob DeGrom (12-7, 2.32 ERA) has been outstanding all year, and always gives his team a chance to win.
The Miami Marlins (55-79) have not been putting up much of a fight in recent weeks, but it’s not really a surprise given the lack of depth and talent on their team. The one major exception has been the play Dee Gordon, who has continued to post great offensive numbers. He and Giancarlo Stanton are two guys that the Marlins can build around when they totally restructure this team in the offseason, assuming of course that they are actually willing to spend any money. Miami is coming into this series on a bit of a higher after sweeping the Atlanta Braves, but given how poorly that team has been playing, beating them in 3 straight games can’t really be considered a monumental achievement. Tom Koehler (8-13, 4.17 ERA) comes into this game carrying a 7-game losing streak, and has also lost 9 of his last 10.
Key Online Betting Trends
NY Mets is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets’s last 16 games
Miami is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
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This is a pitching mismatch of the highest order, and one that should allow DeGrom and the Mets to cruise to a comfortable win.