Miami Marlins at New York Mets Game 2 - 9/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (57-86) at New York Mets (65-78)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm (Citi Field)
Trevor Richards (3-8) (4.73) vs. J Vargas (5-9) (6.75)
The Line: New York Mets -150 / Miami Marlins +140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSFL
The Miami Marlins and New York Mets meet Thursday in game one of an MLB doubleheader at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 155 hits and 51 RBI while Brian Anderson and Derek Dietrich have combined for 271 hits and 104 RBI. Trevor Richards gets the ball, and he is 3-8 with a 4.73 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career game against the Mets.
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The New York Mets also need a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Mets have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The New York Mets have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 121 hits and 43 RBI while Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 214 hits and 108 RBI. Jason Vargas gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 6.75 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 second games of a double-header, 0-4 in Richards' last 4 road starts and 1-5 in Richards' last 6 starts. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 3-8 in Vargas' last 11 starts. The Marlins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York and the under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings.
It's never easy predicting game two of a doublheader without knowing the result of the first game, as you have no idea who is playing or what happened in the first contest. This is simply not wanting to lay juice with a bad Mets team that is throwing a pitcher who there who is allowing a .306 batting average on the season. The Mets really shouldn't be favored against anybody unless Jacob deGrom is pitching, and even he wasn't good enough for the Mets last night. I'll take plus money to fade the Mets all day.