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(67-65) Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets (68-64)
Date: Wednesday August 31st
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
MLB Betting Lines: New York -112
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: Marlins RH David Phelps (7-6, 2.52) vs. Mets RH Bartolo Colon (12-7, 3.44)
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The Marlins and Mets meet on Wednesday night for the third of a four game set at Citi Field. This is an important series for both teams as they are fighting for National League Wild Card spots.
New York is 2.5 games behind St. Louis for the second wild card spot while the Marlins are 3.5 games back.
On the mound for the Marlins will be David Phelps and for the Mets it will be Bartolo Colon. Phelps is 7-6 with a 2.52 ERA on the season while Colon is 12-7 with a 3.44 ERA.
The goal for the Marlins to earn a spot in the postseason and they have lost control of their own destiny. Miami has lost four straight games.
Miami has some terrific bats in their deep lineup. The team ranks third in batting average (.268) and eighth in on-base percentage (.328).
Martin Prado leads the Marlins with a .319 average to go along with 61 RBI.
Giancarlo Stanton has 25 homers while Christian Yelich has 16 homers and 78 RBI.
The Marlins are 4-1 in five Phelps starts this year.
Phelps is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA at home this season.
New York Mets
The Mets have disappointed many people this season and the biggest reason has been their offensive struggles. New York is 28th in the league in runs (518) and in batting average (.243).
Yoenis Cespedes leads the team in all major hitting categories. Cespedes is hitting .295 with 27 homers and 68 RBI.
Jose Reyes has been terrific in 33 games for the Mets. The 33-year-old is hitting .300 with four homers on the year.
In Colon’s only start against Miami this year he gave up one run in five innings.
The Mets are 16-1o in 26 Colon starts this year.
Colon is 5-3 with a 3.63 ERA on the road this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
- The Marlins are 5-1 in Phelps’ last 6 starts.
- The Marlins are 4-0 in Phelps’ last 4 road starts.
- The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- The Mets are 6-15 in their last 21 games following a win.
- The Mets are 2-5 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- The Mets are 1-12 in Colons last 13 Wednesday starts.
Free Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Marlins have a slight edge with Phelps on the mound.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Marlins ML
As good as Colon has been this year, Phelps has been a bit better.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Miami 4 – New York 3
I like Miami to win this contest by a narrow margin in a low-scoring affair.
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