Monday, April 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jarred Cosart vs. Steven Matz
The Miami Marlins visit Citi Field on Monday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Jarred Cosart for the Marlins and Steven Matz for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +133 and New York at -143. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Marlins have a 3-0-0 over/under record and a 2-1-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 67% of the time. The Mets are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-3-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Marlins head into this matchup with a 1-2 record, including 1-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Jarred Cosart held a 2 - 5 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.38 last season. He had 47 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 63 hits over that time period. He allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 14 times and walking 13 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 9.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.93 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.90. The Marlins pitchers have collectively given up 31 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season and they allow 1.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 16 batters and struck out 32. They walk 5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.62 and their FIP as a unit is 5.49.
As a team, Miami is batting .292, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .333 average away from home. The Marlins hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 11 hits per game. Dee Gordon comes into this game hitting .400 and his on-base percentage is at .438. He has 6 hits this season along with 2 runs scored and 1 run batted in. He's struck out 1 time and has walked 1 time. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 4 hits so far while scoring 2 runs and he's driven in 3. He has walked 1 time and has struck out 4 times. The Marlins have 33 hits, including 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run. They've stolen 1 base while they've been thrown out stealing 1 time. Miami has walked 11 times this season and they've struck out 23 times as a unit. They've left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 16 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 1-1 home record and a 2-2 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 2.27, Steven Matz had a 4 - 0 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 34 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 34 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 0.00 and they have given up 7 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 12 times and walking 0 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.26 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.29. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 28 base knocks and 5 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 1 home run this year and they give up 0.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 3 hitters and struck out 36. They give up a walk 0.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.89 while their FIP as a staff is 1.92.
As a team, they are batting .192, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .188 average at home. The Mets hold a .254 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 6.25 hits per contest. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this matchup batting .125 and he has an OBP of .222. He has 2 hits this year along with 3 runs scored and 0 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Lucas Duda is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 4 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 2. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 5 times. The Mets as a unit have 25 base hits, including 5 doubles, 0 triples, and 1 homer. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 time. New York as a team has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out 35 times. They've had 33 men left on base and have an OPS of .554. They score 3 runs per game and have totaled 12 runs so far this season.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 3-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 2-1-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 1-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 2-2-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list; out for season
04/03/16 P Mike Dunn Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
New York Mets
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins
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