Mets at Marlins 7/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Jul. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : NYM -105 O/U 8
The New York Mets open a three-game series on the road Friday with the Miami Marlins. The Mets lost their last outing prior to the All-Star Game break by falling to the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. New York was hitless until the sixth inning against Phillies starter Aaron Nola. Rookie Pete Alonso continued to impress with his 30th home run in the loss.
Miami lost its last outing before the break by losing to the Atlanta Braves last Sunday 4-3. The Marlins had a chance in the ninth with the bases loaded and no outs. However, Neil Walker flew out to left field and Charlie Culberson threw out Jorge Alfaro at home plate for a double play. Garret Cooper knocked in all of Miami’s runs with a three-run homer in the eighth.
Jeff McNeil is leading New York with a .349 batting average and in hits with 101. Pete Alonso leads the Mets in home runs with 30 and RBIs with 68. The Mets are averaging .254 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .260. On Friday, the Mets will send Jason Vargas to the mound. The lefthander is 3-4 with an ERA of 3.77, 63 Ks and 30 BBs.
Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with a .295 batting average and in hits with 90. Brian Anderson leads in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 38. Miami has a batting average of .240 while opposing hitters are averaging .243. Miami has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Friday’s game with the Mets.
Recent Betting Trends:
New York is 3-10 in its last 13
The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Mets last 13 on the road
Miami is 4-12 in its last 16 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Marlins last 6
Free Betting Pick: New York Mets -105
The Mets have won 10 of the last 14 head-to-head with the Marlins. New York has won each of Vargas’ last 5 starts versus an opponent with a losing record and 9 of the left-hander’s last 12 starts following a loss in their prior game. Miami has failed to win 6 of the last 7 overall and 12 of the last 16 at home. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets win 5-2.