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Miami Marlins at NY Mets 4/8/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins Odds & Info

Game New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
Date & Time Thursday April 8, 2021, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Latest odds
NYM -170 ; O/U 9
TV Channel
MLBN

The Thursday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets from Citi Field. The Marlins lost five of their first six home games and are coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of St. Louis. On Wednesday, Miami managed just three hits and struck out nine times during a 7-0 loss.

Miami manager Don Mattingly has yet to name a starting pitcher for the series opener. Last season, the Marlins ranked 21st in the majors with a 4.86 team ERA and a subpar 1.45 WHIP.

The New York Mets had their opening series against Washington postponed due to COVID-19 and are off to a 1-2 start. On Wednesday, New York SP David Peterson allowed four runs in the first inning of an 8-2 road loss against Philadelphia. The Mets (1-2) went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and 2B Jonathan Villar fell a home-run short of the cycle.

Twenty-eight year old righty Taijuan Walker (4-3 2.70 ERA) will make his first start as a member of the Mets. Walker, who split time between Seattle and Toronto last year, finished with a 1.16 WHIP and 50 strikeouts across 53 plus frames.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Miami is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Miami is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against NY Mets.
  • NY Mets are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 15 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 6 games.

Free MLB Pick:

New York Mets -170

New York 3B J.D. Davis (hand) was not in Wednesday’s starting lineup and is listed as day-to-day. Last season, Miami  ranked 23rd in OPS and 21st in runs scored. New York features an offense that ranked 3rd in OPS and 13th in runs scored a season ago. Take the Mets to win their home opener. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets win 6-4.

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