Friday, April 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Zack Wheeler
The Miami Marlins visit Citi Field on Friday, April 7, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +133 and New York at -143. The Marlins have a 1-1-0 over/under record and a 0-2-0 run line mark. The Mets are 1-1-0 against the run line and have a 0-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 0-2-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 1-1-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaign Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/03/17 P Jeurys Familia Suspension 15-game suspension (eligible to return 04/20 vs Philadelphia)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
03/30/17 CF Juan Lagares Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 0-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen had a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.28. He had 100 strikeouts over his 123.1 innings pitched and he gave up 134 hits last season. He allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.63 and they gave up 492 base hits on the year. Teams hit .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 570 times and walking 262 times last season. As a team, Miami allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 batters per nine innings. They were 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Marlins pitchers collectively gave up 1,358 base hits and 646 earned runs. They allowed 152 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff walked 595 batters and struck out 1,379. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit was 3.97.
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As a team Miami batted .263, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Marlins held a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 13th in baseball. They ranked 5th in baseball with 9.07 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .240 with an on-base percentage of .326. He had 99 hits last season along with 56 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He struck out 140 times and walked 50 times. Christian Yelich hit .298 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .376. He totaled 172 hits while scoring 78 runs and he drove in 98. He walked 72 times and struck out on 138 occasions. The Marlins had 1,460 hits, including 259 doubles and 128 home runs. They stole 71 bases and were thrown out stealing 28 times. Miami walked 447 times last season and they struck out 1,213 times as a unit. They left 1,171 men on base and had a team OPS of .716. They scored 4.07 runs per contest and scored a total of 655 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 1-1 overall mark this year. Zack Wheeler will be making his first start since 2014 for the Mets. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.53 and they gave up 472 base hits on the year. Teams hit .234 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 569 times and walking 189 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine innings. They were 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mets pitchers as a team surrendered 1,398 base knocks and 575 earned runs last season. They gave up 152 home runs last year and they gave up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff walked 439 hitters and struck out 1,396. They gave up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.27 while their FIP as a staff was 3.57.
As a team, they batted .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Mets held a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which was good for 24th in baseball. They ranked 26th in baseball with 8.28 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup after batting .280 with an OBP of .336. He had 146 hits last year along with 65 runs scored and 62 RBI. He struck out 103 times and walked on 38 occasions. Yoenis Cespedes hit .280 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .354. He collected 134 hits while scoring 72 runs and driving in 86. He earned a walk 51 times and punched out 108 times. The Mets as a unit had 1,342 base hits, including 240 doubles and 218 homers. They had 42 stolen bases and were thrown out 18 times. New York as a team walked 517 times last year and they struck out 1,302 times. They had 1,120 men left on base and had an OPS of .733. They scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 671 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +133
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