Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (31-23) at Miami Marlins (29-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
M Harvey (4-7) (5.37) vs. J Fernandez (8-2) (2.53)
The Line: Miami Marlins -144 / New York Mets +134 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, SNY
The New York Mets butt heads with the Miami Marlins in south Florida on Sunday.
The New York Mets are second in the NL East but have struggled over the past week or so and lost some ground. The Mets had dropped four of six before knocking off the Marlins 6-3 on Saturday behind solid work at the plate and on the mound. NYM starter Bartolo Colon allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over five frames with five relievers finishing the job. New York racked up 15 hits and walked six times with Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza each knocking in two runs while Neil Walker scored twice. The Mets are scheduled to start Matt Harvey against the Marlins on Sunday afternoon. Harvey comes off his best outing of the year in a 1-0 victory versus the White Sox with seven scoreless innings.
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The Miami Marlins are within striking distance of the National League East but the question is can they hang tough over the long haul. The Marlins have lost back to back contests following Saturday’s defeat which cost the an opportunity to make up ground in the standings. Fish starter Justin Nicolino gave up two runs on nine hits through 5.1 innings before Kyle Barraclough allowed two in the 8th while David Phelps gave up two more in the 9th. Miami had chances on nine hits and four free passes with Martin Prado leaving the yard while Miguel Rojas and Christian Yelich knocked in runs. Jose Fernandez toes the rubber against New York for the second time this year. Fernandez has been outstanding over his last five outings with three runs allowed in this stretch.
The over is 9-3 in Harvey’s last 12 road starts and the Mets are 4-9 in Harvey’s last 13 starts while going 4-9 in Harvey’s last 13 starts on grass. Miami are 26-2 in Fernandez’s last 28 home starts and are 38-16 in Fernandez’s last 54 starts. I know Miami plays well with Fernandez on the mound so…