Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (55-50) at Miami Marlins (43-62)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
B Colon (9-10) (4.96) vs. T Koehler (8-7) (3.46)
The Line: Miami Marlins -104 / New York Mets -106 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, SNY
The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets face off on Monday in Miami for game one of their series of National League East teams.
The Miami Marlins have had a rough year plagued by injuries as they sit in fourth place in the NL East. The Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 26-27 at home, and they are 12 games back in the NL East. As a team the Marlins are hitting .251 with Dee Gordon hitting .330, Adeiny Hechavarria hitting .279, and Martin Prado hitting .272. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.70 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.28. For game one against the Mets the Marlins start Tom Koehler who has allowed 100 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 82 over 117 innings for an 8-7 record and a 3.38 ERA.
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The New York Mets have won their last three games and they have moved into a tie for first place in the NL East. The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 17-32 on the road, and they are five games over .500 for the season. As a team the Mets are hitting .234 with Daniel Murphy hitting .269, Curtis Granderson hitting .254, and Juan Lagares hitting .251. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA if 3.37 and the bullpen at 2.93. For game one at Miami the Mets start Bartolo Colon who has allowed 141 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 93 over 119.2 innings for a 9-10 record and a 4.96 ERA.
Miami is 4-9 as a home underdog, 1-4 in their last five games, and 5-2 in Koehler’s last seven home starts. New York is 4-1 against the NL East, 10-24 in their last 34 road games, and 0-7 in Colon’s last seven starts. New York is 1-4 in their last five meetings with Miami.
The Mets have been hot but those wins were at home and with the travel after the Sunday Night game my pick here is Miami.