Mets vs. Marlins - 7/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (43-39) at New York Mets (44-37)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Citi Field)
T Koehler (6-7) (4.45) vs. M Harvey (4-10) (4.55)
The Line: New York Mets -152 / Miami Marlins +142 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and New York Mets begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins offense has produced recently, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 99 hits, Marcell Ozuna has 47 RBI and Giancarlo Stanton has 15 home runs. Tom Koehler gets the nod, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-6 with a 4.16 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The New York Mets offense just crushed the Chicago Cubs, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads New York with 80 hits, Asdrubal Cabrera has 27 RBI and Neil Walker has 15 home runs. Matt Harvey takes the hill, and he’s 4-10 with a 4.55 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 Monday games and 1-4 in Koehlers last 5 starts vs. National League East. The Mets are 22-4 in their last 26 Monday games and 1-4 in Harveys last 5 starts. The Marlins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
Koehler has been hit or miss all season long, and the Marlins are playing on short rest and have to travel from North Carolina. Have to give the edge to the Mets here even with Harvey on the mound.