Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

MLB Free Pick 8-30-16

Miami vs New York Preview

The New York Mets moved themselves back into the National League wild card race with a walk-off victory againstĀ  the Miami Marlins yesterday. Yoenis Cespedes started on Monday and delivered three hits, including the walk-off solo blast in the 10th inning that put the Mets in a tie with Miami at 67-64. They are both 2 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the race for the second National League wild card. New York has won seven of its last nine games and scored seven or more runs in five of those victories.

GAME: Miami Marlins (67-64) at New York Mets (67-64)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 30 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Florida (Miami), SNY (New York)
Money Line: Marlins +110, New York -120
Run Line: Marlins +1.5 (-205), New York (-1.5) +175
Total: 8 -110

About Miami Marlins

Marlins RH Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.85 ERA)

Koehler is winless in his last three outings despite recording a quality start in each turn. He gave up a pair of solo home runs in five innings at New York on July 4 and is 2-6 with a 4.13 ERA in 19 career games against New York.

About New York Mets

Mets RH Seth Lugo (1-2, 2.51)

Lugo has yet to surrender a home run in the majors and has 24 strikeouts in 28 2/3 total innings. Lugo faced Miami out of the bullpen on July 23 and allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.

Betting Stats

Miami Marlins
Money Line On Road; 34-32, +960 (51.5%)
Money Line vs NYM; 5-8, -268 (38.5%)

New York Mets
Money Line when Seth Lugo starts; 1-1, +50 (50%)


Miami vs New York Prediction 8-30-16

The Mets are starting to hit again and with a quality pitching staff that will keep them in the hunt for the wildcard slot. Miami is feeling the damage caused by injuries. Without Giancarlo Stanton, there really isn’t that much to fear from the Marlins on offense. The Mets should win this one going away. Because the line is reasonable I am just taking them on the money line but, I can see taking them on the run line if you want a little more juice.

Toronto vs Baltimore Free Pick: Mets money line

Instead of taking my time writing these up I will just give you my other bets:

Free MLB Picks 8-30-16

  1. Mets money line
  2. Cardinals vs Brewers over 9
  3. New York Yankees money line
  4. Toronto Blue Jays run line (-1.5)