The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball throughout June 24. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Friday night. One of these games will be between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 6:40 PM Eastern time on MLB Network.
New York has earned a record of 45-26 throughout this season, which has them in the top spot of the NL East. The Mets have a four game lead on the Atlanta Braves for the top spot in the division. New York has lost two games in a row and three of their last four. The Mets will look to get back on track with a quick start on the road.
The Marlins have put up a record of 32-36 so far this season, which has them in fourth place of the NL East. Miami has won three games in a row and four of their last five. The Marlins are six games back on a wild card spot entering this one. Miami will look to remain hot with a big win at home on Friday night.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Mets have been the better team this season, but have struggled a bit in their recent stretch of games. Miami has been strong as of late and will look to keep it up. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
|New York Mets||+1 ½ (-180)||+111||Over 7 ½ (+105)|
|Miami Marlins||-1 ½ (+155)||-133||Under 7 ½ (-125)|
|Team Data||New York Mets||Miami Marlins|
|Away/ Home Record||21-16||18-14|
|Batting Average Away/ Home||.259||.263|
|ERA Away/ Home||4.48||3.54|
New York Mets
- 11-9 in June games
- 7-2 when playing on Friday
- 10-2 when playing with day off
- 22-8 against divisional opponents
- 28-16 in night games
- 30-16 against right handed starters
- 19-6 after a loss
- 24-13 against team with a losing record
- 13-9 in June games
- 3-8 when playing on Friday
- 17-12 against division rivals
- 20-21 in night games
- 23-29 against right handers
- 14-16 after a win
- 6-2 after three or more straight wins
- 12-18 against team with a winning record
These two teams have met up four times throughout this season in New York. Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso both had four RBI’s in the first game as the Mets won 10-4. Lindor added two more RBI’s in the next meeting as New York won 3-2. Jerar Encarnacion had a grand slam in the third game to give Miami a 6-2 win. The Mets had a combined shutout on the mound as they won the fourth game 6-0.
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The Mets have been strong at the plate throughout this season. New York has a .261 batting average, which is 2nd in the MLB. The Mets have posted an OBP of .332, which is 1st in the league. New York has earned a .733 OPS, which is 7th in the MLB. The Mets have a BA of .267 against right handers.
Miami has been solid hitting the ball so far this season. The Marlins have a batting average of .245, which is 15th in the league. Miami has earned a .313 on base percentage, which is 17th in the MLB. The Marlins have put up an OPS of .712, which is 13th in the league. Miami has hit .253 against righties this season.
New York has a slight edge at the plate in this one and will look to remain hot on Friday night. The Mets are coming off some rough performances at bat though and will look to turn it around. Miami will look to remain hot in this one. If either team can hit well early in this one, it could be enough for the win on Friday night.
Taijuan Walker will likely get the start on the mound for New York on Friday night. Walker has started in 11 games this season, going 5-2 in those matchups. He has posted a 2.88 ERA and a WHIP of 1.163 in those starts. Walker’s last start was against Miami. He gave up two hits and one run through six and two thirds innings in the win.
I expect Sandy Alcantara to get the nod at pitcher for the Marlins in this one. Alcantara has earned a record of 7-2 throughout his 14 starts this season. He has put up an ERA of 1.72 and a 0.956 WHIP in those outings. Alcantara pitched eight innings in his last start against the Mets. He gave up six hits and two runs in the win.
These two pitchers have been strong this season and are coming off a win against the opposing team. The Mets have the edge in the bullpen in this one. New York’s relievers have a combined ERA of 3.68, which is 12th in the MLB. Miami’s bullpen has a 4.33 ERA, which is 23rd in the league. Both teams will look for pitching to dominate in this one.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. New York has been the better overall team, but has struggled as of late. I expect the Mets to try and come out quickly at the plate in this one. If New York can get the early lead, I think they can hold on for the win on the road.
Bovada has Miami listed as a -133 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Marlins will win this game around 57.1 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with the two starters on the mound. New York has also been the better team at the plate this season. As underdogs, I like the value on the Mets to earn the win.