Mets vs. Marlins Saturday Prediction
The New York Mets took Game 1 of their series versus the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Will the Marlins rebound with a victory on Saturday in Game 2 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park
TV: NYM (WPIX); MIA (FSFL)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Marlins as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Marlins to beat the Mets on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mets' Oswalt posts quality start in last start
Corey Oswalt limited the Braves to three runs over six innings of work Sunday, taking a no-decision in the Mets' extra-innings loss. Ender Inciarte and even the opposing pitcher, Julio Teheran, took Oswalt deep, but the two-run shot and solo blast were the only runs the Braves put together against the young right-hander. He whiffed four and didn’t walk any. Oswalt is expected to head back to the minors with Steven Matz (arm) due back.
Marlins' Straily allows two runs to Phillies in last outing
Dan Straily allowed two runs and one hit in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against the Phillies. Straily wasn't interested in contact today; he struck out seven, walked five and hit a batter in his 5 1/3 innings. He was pulled with the shutout intact after walking two of the three batters he faced in the sixth. Adam Conley came in and allowed both inherited runners to score. Straily has walked five twice and four three times this year. He's just not good enough to get away with that many free passes.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 6-24 in their last 30 games when playing the second game of a series.
The Marlins are just 1-9 in their last 10 games.
As the trend suggests above, the Marlins have been atrocious of late. That said, I'm taking a flier on Miami tonight. The Marlins are 4-1 in Straily's last five starts against the Mets, who are winless in Oswalt's last four outings against the rest of the National League East. The Mets are also just 10-27 in their last 37 games coming off a win.
The Pick: Miami Marlins -110