Miami Marlins (2-6) at New York Mets (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
John Curtiss (0-0) (6.75) vs. Marcus Stroman (1-0) (1.50)
The Line: New York Mets -176 / Miami Marlins +148 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets meet Sunday in MLB action from Citi Field.
This will be the final matchup in a three-game set between these teams. On Thursday, the Mets eked out a one-run win. On Saturday, the Marlins evened it up with a shutout victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami started out their year with a 1-2 stretch versus the Rays, then got swept in three games by the Cardinals. After losing to the Mets 3-2 on Thursday, in the Saturday game Miami managed a 3-0 win. Starter Trevor Rogers went 6.0 innings with three hits and no earned in that one.
For the starting pitcher role on Sunday, the Marlins will send out John Curtiss. Through three appearances so far this year, Curtiss has 2.2 innings with two earned, three Ks and no walks.
Over on the Mets’ side, they went 1-2 versus the Phillies in their opening series, then eked out the Thursday win to get back to .500 in the early-going. On Saturday, starter Jacob deGrom notched 8.0 innings with five hits, one earned and 14 strikeouts but couldn’t get the win.
For the Sunday game, the Mets will be sending out Marcus Stroman for the start. In his first appearance this year Stroman got a win, posting 6.0 innings versus the Phillies with three hits, one earned (a homer), two walks and three strikeouts.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 5-11 in their last 16 in game three of a series. The over is 10-3-1 in Miami’s last 14 in game three of a series and 19-7 in their last 26 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 1-6 in their last seven Sunday games and 0-4 in their last four in game three of a series. The over is 6-1 in New York’s last seven in game three of a series and 4-1-1 in their last six Sunday games.
PICK: I’m likely sticking with the Mets here. That’s mostly due to Stroman being on the mound and coming off a nice start. In his first appearance Stroman allowed 18 balls in play; 15 of those were hit on the ground. If he can keep that up it’ll put the Mets in a good position to bag a victory in this finale. So long as the offense shows up, that is.