With a season as short as this one is going to be in the MLB, we didn’t really expect to see any team run away with their respective divisions. While we are seeing a couple of teams begin to open up a lead at the top, most divisions are still tight, with the NL East being the one that appears to be the most wide open at this stage of the season. The Atlanta Braves came into the season as the favorite to make it 3 in a row with divisions wins, but they have been hit hard by the injury bug in the early going, which is helping to keep things close. Given the way the schedule is set up in this shortened season, divisional games take on even more meaning that before. Any team that posts a strong divisional record is very much looking at getting an upper hand in the race for the playoffs. The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets will start another series on Wednesday, with the Mets looking to maintain their dominance over Miami this season. The odds for this one will go live on Tuesday morning, so be sure to check back so you can make your bets against their MLB odds.
MLB Miami Marlins Vs New York Mets Betting Preview
Why bet on the Miami Marlins
To say that this has been a trying start to the season for the Miami Marlins is perhaps putting things a little too mildly. They are now in the process of playing catch-up after missing a slew of games due to having the coronavirus tear through their squad. They are all clear now, and after a solid start in their return, they are now finding it tough to keep up, sitting at 11-11 on the season. That, though, leaves them just 2 games back of the division leading Braves, but a run of 3-7 SU in their last 10 games means that Miami is currently heading in the wrong direction. On the bright side, they have been good on the road, going 10-6 SU on the season. Miami is also 12-10 O/U as of Sunday night.
Why bet on the New York Mets
Further proof that this division is incredibly tight can be seen by looking at the New York Mets. They are sitting 2 games below .500 at 12-14, but they are just 3 games back of the Braves. Furthermore, they are on a positive run of form that has seen them win 3 in a row, all of which came against the Marlins. In total, they have now won 5 in a row against Miami, with their lone loss to them coming in their first meeting of the season. As good as they have been against Miami this season, the Mets would love to pick up some home wins and improve upon their 5-7 record in their own building. They will try to do that by sending Robert Gsellman (0-0, 7.71 ERA) to the mound.
- When: Tuesday, August 25 at 7:10 PM EST
- Where: MetLife Stadium, NYC
- Starting Pitchers: Undecided Vs Robert Gsellman
- Marlins Vs Mets Live: FS-F
- Money Lines: TBD
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s always tough to get a complete handle on a game when you only know one of the starting pitchers. That aside, you still need to like the Mets given how they have handled Miami this season. Let’s take them to win again.
Pick: Miami Marlins 4 New York Mets 6