New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/26/14
Miami Marlins (10-12) at New York Mets (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Kevin Slowey (R) (0-0) (3.600) vs. Jenrry Mejia (R) (3-0) (1.985)
The Line: New York Mets -133 / Miami Marlins +123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, SNY
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins will play game two on Saturday night. The Mets won game one, 4-3 in comeback fashion.
The Marlins have now lost three of their last four games and are a brutal 1-9 on the road. The Marlins have one of the best scoring offenses in the league right now, but have been held to three or less runs in five straight games. Giancarlo Santon, however, has hit safely in three straight games and leads the Marlins with six homeruns and 27 RBI. Kevin Slowey will take the mound on Saturday, and he’s allowed eight earned runs in 17.1 innings and has struck out 10 batters. Slowey is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.
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The Mets have won three in a row and five of their last six games. During this stretch, the Mets pitching staff has really led the team, allowing three or less runs in six straight games. The Mets offense has had their fair share of struggles, but Curtis Granderson has hit in three straight and has picked up an RBI in his last two games. Jenrry Mejia gets the start for the Mets, and he’s 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA and has 25 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Mejia is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in six career games against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 2-6 in Slowey's last 8 starts and 1-6 in Slowey's last 7 starts as an underdog. The Mets are 5-0 in Mejia's last 5 home starts and 6-2 in Mejia's last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Marlins are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in New York.
For whatever reason, the Marlins are a horrible team on the road and simply forget how to play baseball. Mejia has been great to start the season and you have to like him against a Miami lineup that can't score away from home.
Take the Mets at the cheap price.