Marlins vs. Mets - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (74-59) at Miami Marlins (55-79)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Steven Matz (2-0) (1.32) vs. B Hand (4-4) (4.54)
The Line: Miami Marlins +146 / New York Mets -156 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins play game two Saturday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Mets have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 129 hits and 59 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores have combined for 113 RBI. The New York Mets have won seven of their last eight road games. Bartolo Colon gets the nod, and he’s 12-11 with a 4.42 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. Colon is 6-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Marlins have won seven of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 165 hits and 35 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 95 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost six of their last eight home games. Brad Hand takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.54 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Hand is 0-4 with a 3.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 35-17 in their last 52 vs. National League East and 4-9 in Colons last 13 starts. The Marlins are 5-12 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series and 10-23 in Hands last 33 starts. The Marlins are 0-4 in Hands last 4 starts vs. Mets.
The Marlins are playing some decent ball lately, but the Mets are by far the better team, especially with Colon on the hill. Also, Hand has had very little success as a starter.