Mets vs. Marlins - 9/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (67-66) at New York Mets (69-64)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Urena (2-4) (5.83) vs. J deGrom (7-7) (2.96)
The Line: New York Mets -179 / Miami Marlins +169 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets look to sweep the Miami Marlins early Thursday night.
The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins offense continues to struggle big time, and they’ve lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 161 hits, Christian Yelich has 79 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has 22 home runs. Jose Urena gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 5.83 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Urena is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Mets have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets offense continues to crush lately, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Neil Walker leads New York with 116 hits, Asdrubal Cabrera has 44 RBI and Yoenis Cespedes has 27 home runs. Jacob deGrom takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 2.96 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA and 63 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series and 2-9 in Urenas last 11 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in deGroms last 5 home starts. The Marlins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
The Marlins are a club that's been hammered by injuries recently and looks like they know this season is quickly getting away from them. Meanwhile, the Mets have new life and are playing their best ball of the season. Also, deGrom against Urena is a huge pitching mismatch.