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Marlins visit New York Mets in MLB clash

Florida MarlinsNew York Mets
July 18, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Florida Marlins vs New York Mets Odds

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The Florida Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Mets in New York at Citi Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

Clay Hensley, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Mets trot Chris Capuano to the mound in this one. He is 8-8 so far in 2011.

View Florida vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Mets sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Florida was a 7-5 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Florida at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Florida got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Chris Volstad.

The Mets were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Mets endured an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Sunday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Citi Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Mets trends to consider:
Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida's last 13 games when playing NY Mets
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 13 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to San Diego, Tuesday, July 19
NY Mets home to St. Louis, Tuesday, July 19

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