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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets - 5/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Friday May 17, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Marlins Park
Miami, FL
The Line
New York Mets -224 / Miami Marlins +205 -- O/U: 6.5
TV Channel
FS-Florida, SNY
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The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins meet in game one of a three game NL East division set from Marlins Park in MLB action on Friday night.

The New York Mets will look to rebound after losing their series finale against Washington, dropping the rubber match by a final score of 7-6. Michael Conforto had a home run and three RBIS while Robinson Cano went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI while Juan Lagares and Wilson Ramos each had an RBI to round out New York’s scoring as a team in the loss. Todd Frazier had a double while Zack Wheeler, Amed Rosario, J.D. Davis and Jeff McNeil each had base hits of their own in the defeat. Wheeler took the loss, falling to 3-3 on the year after allowing six runs on 11 hits while striking out six over six innings of work. Jacob DeGrom will start game one and is 3-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 6-6 with a 3.24 ERA and 143 strikeouts against Miami.

The Miami Marlins will look to rebound after being shut out in their series against Tampa Bay, losing the series finale on Wednesday by a final score of 1-0. Garrett Cooper and Jorge Alfaro each had two hits with Alfaro adding a pair of doubles. Curtis Granderson had a double while Neil Walker and Miguel Rojas each had base hits as well in the loss. Jose Urena took the loss, falling to 1-6 on the year after allowing one run on six hits over six innings of work. Trevor Richards will start game one and is 0-5 with a 4.46 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. In his career, Richards is 0-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 17 strikeouts against the Mets.

New York is 1-5 in DeGrom’s last 6 starts and 2-9 in their last 11 road games while the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games overall. Miami is 0-5 in Richards’ last 5 home starts and 14-38 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 14-5 in their last 19 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Miami.

Miami has lost 10 of their last 11 games, and each of those losses have seen the Fish score two runs or less, and it’s safe to say that scoring hasn’t been Miami’s strong suit for the majority of the year so far. Richards has okay numbers for a guy that’s 0-5, but the issue is that he has allowed three or more runs in six of his eight starts this season, and that won’t fly when your team struggles to score two runs in a game. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the Marlins have lost every game that Richards has started this season? DeGrom isn’t the same pitcher we saw last year, but he still is one of the MLB’s best, and has the stuff to stifle the Marlins once again, so I’ll side with New York and I’ll back the Mets on the RL to get rid of some of the heavy juice.

New York Mets -1.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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