Mets vs. Marlins - 4/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (1-3) at New York Mets (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Cosart (0-0) (0.00) vs. Steven Matz (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: New York Mets -143 / Miami Marlins +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSFL, SNY
The Miami Marlins and New York Mets begin a three-game series Monday night at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins look to get going after a slow 1-3 start to the season. The issue for the Marlins has been a pitching staff that’s allowed four or more runs in all four games. The Miami Marlins have lost 11 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. If this is going to be a solid season for the fish, they have to get their arms in order. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with eight hits, Giancarlo Stanton has four RBI and Christian Yelich has one home run. Jarred Cosart gets the nod, and he was 2-5 with a 4.52 ERA and 47 strikeouts last season. Cosart is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets can get back to .500 after dropping two of three to the Phillies. The Mets have had issues scoring, producing three or less runs in four of their five games and two combined runs in their last two contests. The New York Mets have the pitchers to remain competitive, but the offense has to wake up. Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with five hits, Neil Walker has five RBI and Yoenis Cespedes has one home run. Steven Matz takes the hill, and he was 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts last season. This will be Matz’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. National League East and 4-1 in Cosarts last 5 starts. The Mets are 2-9 in their last 11 vs. National League East and 17-6 in their last 23 during game 1 of a series. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these pitchers are pretty solid for back of the rotation guys, and both offenses have had their issues early on this season. When you add the fact the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, you have to like the under in this spot.