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Florida MarlinsNew York Mets
May 16, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Florida Marlins vs New York Mets Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Florida duelling New York on Monday at Citi Field.

The match puts starter Josh Johnson for the Marlins on the hill facing Michael Pelfrey for the Mets. Johnson brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Pelfrey is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Florida vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mets as +145 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Mets and the National League No. 4-rated Marlins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Marlins average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

The Marlins were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Javier Vazquez's start, as they lost 8-4 against Washington on Sunday at Nationals Park.

In their last action, New York was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on New York at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Aneury Rodriguez and the Astros 7-4 on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

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

A few Marlins at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida's last 12 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 12 games when playing Florida
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at NY Mets, Tuesday, May 17

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