Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/21/14
New York Mets (33-40) at Miami Marlins (36-36)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Jacob deGrom (R) (0-4) (4.390) vs. Tom Koehler (R) (5-5) (3.842)
The Line: Miami Marlins -125 / New York Mets +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: WPIX, FSN-FL
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins meet Saturday afternoon at Marlins Stadium.
The Mets have lost six of their last 10 games and are struggling to get anything going offensively. The Mets have scored two or less runs in seven of their last 10 games and have scored just three combined runs in this series. David Wright has an RBI in four straight games and Curtis Granderson has gotten on base at least once in nine of his last 10 games. The Mets ERA is 3.59. Jacob deGrom gets the nod, and he’s 0-4 with a 4.39 ERA and has 34 strikeouts in 41 innings. This is de’Grom’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Marlins have split their last six games and are one game above a .500 record with a win Friday. The Marlins pitching staff has had trouble as of late, allowing four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins ERA is 3.82. Offensively, the Marlins have been inconsistent in the month of June, but Giancarlo Stanton has three homers in his last eight games and Casey McGehee has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.84 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 84.1 innings. Koehler is 1-2 with a 2.47 ERA in nine career games against the Marlins.
The Mets are 1-6 in deGrom's last 7 starts and 1-6 in deGrom's last 7 starts as an underdog. The Marlins are 6-1 in Koehler's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 9-3 in Koehler's last 12 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Koehler has always been solid against subpar teams and the Marlins are still the best home team in baseball. I like the fish in this spot.