New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins - 9/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (61-82) at New York Mets (82-61)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Nicolino (3-3) (3.72) vs. L Verrett (1-1) (3.06)
The Line: New York Mets -177 / Miami Marlins +167 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FS-Florida
The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins face off on Monday at Citi Field in game one of their series of National League East teams.
The New York Mets are putting away the NL East title as they have come on strong the second half of the season. The Mets are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 45-24 at home, and they have a 9.5 game lead on the second place Nationals. As a team the Mets are hitting .247 with Daniel Murphy hitting .275, Wilmer Flores hitting .266, and Curtis Granderson hitting .259. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.38 with the starters at 3.45 and the bullpen at 3.21. For game one against the Marlins the Mets start Logan Verrett who has allowed 11 hits and six earned runs while striking out three over 9.0 innings for a 0-1 record and a 6.00 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins have dealt with many injuries this season but they are playing their best baseball though it is far too late to make an impact. The Marlins are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 25-43 on the road, and they are 21 games behind the Mets in the NL East standings. As a team the marlins are hitting .256 with Dee Gordon hitting .327, Martin Prado hitting .286, and Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .281. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.38 with the starters at 3.45 and the bullpen at 3.21. For game one against the Mets the Marlins start Justin Nicolino who has allowed 51 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 16 over 48.1 innings for a 3-3 record and a 3.72 ERA.
New York is 11-3 in game one of a series, 29-9 against a team with a losing record, and 41-17 against the NL East. Miami is 4-1 in game one of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 road games, and 3-13 in their last 16 Monday games. Miami is 5-13 in their last 18 meetings in New York.
The total in this one is set at 8.0 and I see this one going over and that is my free pick. I also have a pick on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.