Miami Marlins at New York Mets 8/31/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

By: Adam |

Last Updated: 08/30/2021 at 10:03 PM ET

On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins open a three-game series on the road in the Big Apple against the New York Mets. The Marlins improved to 55-76 following a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Miami starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo pitched six scoreless innings in the victory. Miami is last in the National League East 16 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.

Shortstop Miguel Rojas is batting .266 to lead Miami, while first baseman Jesus Aguilar is the leader in home runs with 22, RBIs with 89, hits with 113 and on-base percentage at .331. The Miami Marlins have not yet announced a starting pitcher for Tuesday's opening game of a three-game series on the road against the New York Mets.

New York improved to 63-67 following a 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. New York won two out of three against the Nationals but the Mets are third in the National League East 7 ½ games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves. The Mets continue to have a strong team ERA, which is ninth in baseball but New York is 24th in team batting average.

Pete Alonso is batting .262 to lead New York and the Mets first baseman has 29 home runs, 76 RBIs, 115 hits and an on-base percentage of .343 to lead New York in each of the four categories.The Mets have a power problem as New York has hit only 137 home runs in 130 games. On Tuesday, New York will send Trevor Williams to the mound. The right-hander is 4-2 with an ERA of 4.54, 66 Ks and 26 BBs.

While the UNDER is a solid choice, the play here is New York. The Mets have won 14 of the last 20 played at home on Citi Field against Miami. The Marlins have won four of the last five overall but Miami has lost 10 of its last 11 played on the road. Mets starter Trevor Williams has pitched well in each of his first three outings with New York allowing only one run on four hits across 8 ⅔ innings. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets win and cover the run line 5-2.

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