Marlins vs. Mets Game 2 Pick
Who will be able to take the nightcap when the New York Mets and Miami Marlins finish up a doubleheader tonight at 7:40PM ET?
905 Miami Marlins vs. 906 New York Mets
Monday, August 5, 2019
7:40PM ET – Citi Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are the favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. The Marlins are listed with a money line of +150 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 76 percent going on the Mets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Marlins fall to Rays
Miami is coming off a short two-game sweep at the hands of the Rays this weekend. The Marlins have dropped four of their last five. Miami is now 42-67 on the season, 20-32 on the road and 54-50 with the under. Robert Dugger is making his MLB debut tonight on the mound for the Marlins.
Miami is one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to hitting, averaging just 3.63 runs per game while batting .237 as a team. On the mound, the Marlins have a 4.38 team ERA with a 1.32 team WHIP, which both rank in the middle of the league. Brian Anderson is leading the team with 24 doubles, 17 home runs and 54 RBI. Starlin Castro is adding 14 doubles, nine home runs and 45 RBI.
After an interesting trade deadline, the Mets have been on a roll. They are coming off a series win in Pittsburgh this weekend and have won nine of their last 10. New York is 55-56 on the year, 28-20 at home and 56-45 with the over. The Mets have Walker Lockett getting the start this evening. He is 1-1 on the year with a 7.82 ERA.
The Mets are in the middle of the pack of the league in both hitting and pitching. New York has a 4.47 team ERA with a 1.34 team WHIP on the mound. At the plate, the Mets are putting up 4.78 runs per game while batting .254. Pete Alonso is leading the team with 23 doubles, 34 home runs and 78 RBI. Michael Conforto is adding 20 doubles, 22 home runs and 58 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 25-58 in their last 83 road games and 19-44 in their last 63 against NL East opponents.
The Mets have won four straight at home and 13 of their last 16 against right-handed starters.
We don’t know what will come from the opener in this doubleheader, but I anticipate the Mets having a lot of arms to work with for the second game. I don’t anticipate the same for Miami, which could be a problem. Dugger is a rookie that is making his MLB debut. That usually doesn’t lead to a long outing. Lockett has struggled so far this year, but I think New York can give him a quick hook. Miami’s lineup can only do so much damage.
MLB Prediction: New York Mets -170