Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Niese (5-9) vs. Brad Hand (1-2)
The New York Mets head to Marlins Park on Tuesday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Jon Niese for the Mets and Brad Hand for the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -120 and Miami at +110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets have a 48-51 over/under record and a 51-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Marlins have a 47-53 over/under record and a 50-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Mets come into this game with a 55-50 record, and they are 17-32 away from home. Jon Niese has an earned run average of 3.63 and is 5-9 so far on the season while having a 1.37 WHIP. He's pitched 121.1 innings thus far while surrendering 130 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mets are 7-13. Against the over/under, the Mets are 11-7 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.93 and they've given up 228 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .218 against the Mets bullpen while walking 111 times and striking out 264 times. New York is averaging 8.04 strikeouts per game while getting 8.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in baseball in team earned run average at 3.24.
New York ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .234 while hitting .231 on the road. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .299 and they hold a .366 team slugging percentage. Curtis Granderson leads the team in hits with 97 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.84 hits per game.
With a 43-62 overall record, Miami will come into this game 26-27 at home. Brad Hand is starting this game 1-2 for the season with an earned run average of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.36. He's pitched 45.2 innings thus far while surrendering 51 hits over that time in which the Marlins are 1-2. Against the over/under, the Marlins are 1-2 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.28 and they have given up 285 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Marlins bullpen while walking 115 times and striking out 325 times. Miami is averaging 7.31 strikeouts per game while getting 8.37 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70.
They rank 16th in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .253 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Marlins sit at .303 and they hold a .372 team slugging percentage. Dee Gordon leads the team in hits with 125 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.44 hits a game.
The Mets have committed 60 errors and have combined for 1,043 assists and 2,827 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Marlins have committed 50 errors on the season with 1034 assists and 2,770 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 48-51 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 51-53 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 47-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 50-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
07/24/15 RF Michael Cuddyer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
07/09/15 P Steven Matz Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/16/15 3B David Wright Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
07/10/15 2B Jeff Baker Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/8)
07/01/15 RF Giancarlo Stanton Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/04/15 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/22); out for season
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/13)
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins
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