New York Mets (70-70) vs. Miami Marlins (58-81)
September 9, 2021 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins +115 / New York Mets -152; Over/Under: -7.5
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The New York Mets and Miami Marlins meet Thursday in MLB action at LoanDepot Park. The Mets look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 14 games.
The New York Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 128 hits and 84 RBI while Dominic Smith and Jonathan Villar have combined for 202 hits and 95 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 9-12 with a 2.93 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Marlins have lost 10 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 117 hits and 93 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Jazz Chisholm Jr. have combined for 212 hits and 84 RBI. Jesus Luzardo gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 7.00 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Luzardo’s second career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The Marlins are 8-21 in their last 29 games as an underdog and Marlins are 8-21 in their last 29 games as an underdog. The over is 3-1-1 in Mets last 5 overall. The under is 9-4 in Marlins last 13 overall. The Mets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
Stroman has been solid all season long and he’s pitched some of his best on the road where he has a 2.91 ERA and .224 allowed batting average. Luzardo has been awful since coming from Oakland, allowing 37 hits and 27 runs in 34 innings. The Mets also need to keep winning if they’re going to get into the postseason. Give me the Mets and the reasonable price.