Miami Marlins at New York Mets - 4/10/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Mets (2-2) vs Miami Marlins (1-6)
Game Info: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
Jacob deGrom (0-0) (0.00) vs Trevor Rogers (0-1) (4.50)
Betting Odds: New York Mets -276 / Miami Marlins +246 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins will face the New York Mets in an NL East battle on Saturday. It will be second of a three game set.
The Mets took the first game 3-2 on Thursday. Taijuan Walker got the start and went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts. From the plate they had 7 hits but were 0-6 with runner in scoring position. Jeff McNeil hit a walk-off home run in the 9th for his first of the season. Through their first four the Mets have a .246 team batting average and 16 runs scored. Brandon Nimmo leads the team with a .429 batting average and 1.150 OPS.
Starting for the Mets will be their ace Jacob deGrom. In his first start he went 6 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits with 7 strikeouts. Against these Marlins in his career, he has allowed a .190 batting average with 65 strikeouts in 199 at bats.
Miami has now lost 4 straight after their loss on Thursday. From the mound they allowed 7 hits and handed out 7 walks. From the dish they managed just 5 hits and were 1-5 with runners in scoring position. To start the season, they have a .210 team batting average and 2 home runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the team with a .333 batting average and 3 RBI.
The Marlins will start young lefty Trevor Rogers on Saturday. In his first start he went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits with 6 strikeouts. Against this Mets lineup he has allowed a .190 batting average with 9 strikeouts in 20 at bats.
The Mets are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 3-7 on the run line, and the over is 5-4-1.
The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the run line, and the under is 6-3-1.
The Marlins have gotten off to a slow start after an encouraging season in 2020. They have struggled at the plate, and will face one of the leagues best on Saturday. On the other hand Trevor Rogers has great stuff and has done well against the Mets in limited action. The under is tempting, but neither bullpen has shown me enough to this point to expect a low scoring game. To start the year the Mets have a .296 batting average and .937 OPS against left handed pitching, so I’ll back them to do enough against the young lefty. Give me the Mets to win.