New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (19-30) at New York Mets (27-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
D Phelps (2-2) (3.56) vs. B Colon (7-3) (4.82)
The Line: New York Mets -125 / Miami Marlins +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins shoot for the series sweep of the New York Mets at Citi Field on Sunday.
The immediate goal for the Miami Marlins is to distance themselves from the National League East basement and then climb the standings. The Marlins have won consecutive games after outscoring the Mets 9-5 Saturday. Starter Tom Koehler was tagged for all five runs on seven hits and four BB over 3.1 frames for a no decision but six relievers put up zeros and the bats came back on a 14 hit attack that featured homeruns off the bats of Giancarlo Stanton who smacked two, while Jeff Baker and JT Realmuto also went deep. David Phelps is slated to be on the hill in the final game of series at Citi Field on Friday afternoon. Phelps has struggled the past two times out with a combined eight runs allowed on 13 hits and five BB over eleven innings.
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The New York Mets are hoping to get hot and make their way back to the top of the National League East. That hasn’t happened with consecutive defeats following Saturday’s loss to visiting Miami. Starter Jon Niese gave up five runs on seven hits including two jacks through four frames with Hansel Robles and Alexander Torres charged with two runs each. The Mets had many scoring opportunities on nine hits and six walks with Ruben Tejada going 2-4 with three RBI’s while Curtis Granderson scored twice. The Mets are hoping Bartolo Colon has righted the ship from recent struggles when he opposes Miami for the third time in 2015. Colon comes off of a 6-3 win versus Philadelphia with all three runs plated on six hits and two walks in six frames.
Miami are 3-11 in their last 14 overall and are 3-11 in their last 14 games on grass while the Marlins are 2-7 in their last 9 Sunday games. The over is 7-2 in New York’s last 9 Sunday games and are 22-7 in their last 29 home games while the Mets are 39-13 in their last 52 games as a favorite. The over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in New York and is 14-3-1 in the last 18 meetings. I lean to the Mets here although they don’t thrill me…