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New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins - 8/5/19 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Date & Time Monday August 5, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Queens, New York
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins +150 / New York Mets -169 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
SNY, FSFL
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The Miami Marlins and New York Mets meet Monday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Citi Field.

The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 109 hits and 33 RBI while Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson have combined for 203 hits and 99 RBI. Robert Dugger will make his major league debut when he takes the hill tonight. Dugger was 26-23 with a 3.83 ERA and 396 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The New York Mets look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Mets have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The New York Mets have won 13 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 122 hits and 47 RBI while Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso have combined for 216 hits and 125 RBI. Walker Lockett gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.82 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Lockett’s first career game against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 25-57 in their last 82 road games, 19-44 in their last 63 vs. National League East and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 vs. National League East. The Marlins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 5-12 in the last 17 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Mets last 10 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in Marlins last 5 overall.

Robert Dugger has had serious issues in AAA this year and has struggled with his command at times, so there's no telling how hes going to perform in his major league debut. He throws a good fastball and slider, but none of his pitches at this stage are scaring anybody. Lockett is coming off his best game of the season where he held the Giants to five hits and one run through five innings. He finally gets a home game. Neither of these pitchers have a large sample size, but the New York Mets are enjoying their best stretch in years and are actually sneaking up in the wild card standings. If the Mets are going to be taken seriously as a playoff contender, they need to take advantage of games like this. I'll side with the Mets at home against an inexperienced pitcher.

Pick:
New York Mets -169

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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