NL East rivals clash on Friday night when the New York Mets (61-37) and the Miami Marlins (47-52) square off. The Mets head into this contest on a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Miami just split its previous four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sandy Alcantara (9-4, 1.81 ERA) is on the mound for Miami. Chris Bassitt (7-7, 3.72 ERA) will be starting for New York.
The first pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. ET. New York is the -120 money-line favorite (risk $120 to win $100) in the latest Mets vs. Marlins odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Miami is the +100 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 6.5. Before making any Marlins vs. Mets picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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- Mets vs. Marlins money line: New York -120, Miami +100
- Mets vs. Marlins run line: New York -1.5 (+150)
- Mets vs. Marlins over-under: 6.5 runs
- NYM: Mets are 5-1 in their last six games following a win
- MIA: Under is 5-1 in Marlins’ last six games following a win
- Mets vs. Marlins picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why you should back the Mets
Right fielder Starling Marte has been playing outstanding baseball. Marte owns a compact swing that sprays all across the field. The two-time All-Star possesses great athleticism with some nice pop. During the month of July, Marte is batting .382 with three home runs and seven RBIs. He’s logged two-plus hits in three straight games.
First baseman Pete Alonso is having an MVP-caliber year thus far for New York. Alonso has an explosive bat with light-tower power. The two-time All-Star has been able to consistently produce runs. Alonso is fifth in the league in home runs (26) and first in RBIs (84). He smashed a solo homer in his last outing.
Why you should back the Marlins
Alcantara is good enough to keep Miami in any game. First baseman Jesus Aguilar, meanwhile, is a smooth offensive option for the Marlins. Aguilar makes solid contact and excels in run production. The 32-year-old has displayed his patience at the dish with his sure hands. Aguilar’s batting average is .251 with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs. On July 28, he went 3-for-4 with a home run and four total runs were driven in.
Infielder Miguel Rojas is a great defender with soft hands and solid range. Rojas owns the arm strength to deliver darts across the diamond with good velocity. Additionally, the 33-year-old has sound pitch recognition skills with a line-drive swing. Rojas is hitting .242 with six dingers and 24 RBIs.