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Sep 1, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Florida Marlins vs New York Mets Odds

60-75TEAM RECORD65-69

The New York Mets host Florida on Thursday, looking to build on their 65-69 mark against the 60-75 Marlins in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

Clay Hensley, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Mets trot Miguel Batista to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2011.

View Florida vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Marlins taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Mets in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Mets on Wednesday, with Chris Volstad throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Citi Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Marlins at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Philadelphia, Friday, September 2
NY Mets at Washington, Friday, September 2

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