Mets vs. Marlins Sunday Prediction
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins play the rubber match of their series at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday. Given the pitching matchup and the weakness of both offenses, will the game fall under the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park
TV: NYM (WPIX); MIA (FSFL)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Marlins 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’ Syndergaard gives up four runs in win over Reds
Noah Syndergaard was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-4 win over the Reds on Monday. Syndergaard pitched better than the line indicates, as he blanked the Reds over his first six innings before running out of gas at the end. He hit back-to-back batters and allowed back-to-back singles before being pulled. Three more runs would score after that to close the book on his night. Syndergaard struck out six and walked one in the victory. He’s now 7-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 93/17 K/BB ratio in 88 innings through 15 starts.
Marlins’ Chen pitches 5 2/3 scoreless innings to beat Cardinals
Wei-Yin Chen delivered 5 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in the Marlins' 2-1 win over the Cardinals. Chen yielded just two walks and one hit while striking out four as the Fish took the series opener against the visiting Cardinals. It was Chen's first scoreless outing since mid-May. He stands 4-8 on the season with a 5.48 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 66/36 K/BB ratio in 88 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 5-2 in Syndergaard’s last seven starts.
The Marlins have dropped nine of their last 11 games overall.
Syndergaard has yet to look like himself in his starts since returning from the disabled list but it’s only a matter of time before he puts it all together again and dominants. The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and if Syndergaard shuts down a weak Miami lineup, I believe Chen will be fine facing the Mets. The Marlins’ starter has been horrible on the road this season but the under is 8-2 in his last 10 home outings because he’s pitched so well at Marlins Park.
The Pick: Mets/Marlins under 7