MLB -- August 5th, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT) -- Citi Field, New York City
Game 1 Runline: Miami Marlins +1.5 (+125) / New York Mets -1.5 (-140)
Game 1 Over/Under: O7.5 (+100) / U7.5 (-120)
Game 2 Runline: Miami Marlins +1.5 (-135) / New York Mets -1.5 (+115)
Game 2 Over/Under: O9 (-120) / U9 (+100)
Free MLB Pick Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets
The Marlins head to New York on August 5th to take on the red hot Mets, who are making quite the push for an NL wildcard spot. Miami is coming off of a rough week in which they dropped four of their five games, with their only win being an extra-inning win against Minnesota. This will be the 12th game these two teams have played against each other this season, and Miami will be looking to bounce back in this doubleheader. It will prove a tough challenge for them however as the Mets will be vigorously fighting to close the gap between themselves and other wildcard contenders.
Miami Marlins Look to End Season on Positive note
As the end of the Marlins season quickly approaches, they will be looking to take as much positive as they can get. They've lost four of their last five and nine of their last fifteen as they have rapidly dropped 22 games back of the Braves. Miami hasn't looked all bad over the last month however as their offense has been performing fairly well. Being a doubleheader, this should work in Miami's favor. Throughout the 2019 season, doubleheaders average over 10 runs scored in the first game and just under that in the second. The Marlins have also averaged about 4.5 runs per game over their last ten games. But they will have a tough first matchup against Jacob deGrom, who has taken all three games from the Florida team this year.
Starting first for the Marlins will be Sandy Alcantara, who only has four wins in his twenty-one starts this season. He has been giving up a ton of runs this season too, which his ERA of 4.54 is proof of. His WHIP of 1.48 is also among the leagues worst, and I expect the Mets to have no problem scoring on him early.
Starting game number two for the Marlins will be the up and coming Robert Dugger, who seems to be very excited for his MLB debut. Dugger is currently ranked as the Marlins no. 24 prospect and will be their third prospect to make a start this year. His stats were ok in AA, where he put together a 3.31 ERA over 70 innings and racked up 73 strikeouts. But after being moved up to the AAA Baby Cakes he started to struggle and has given up five or more earned runs in five of his seven starts. Even though I am excited to see a young player get his shot, I see him struggling against the Mets offense who has been on fire as of late.
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