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R.A. Dickey out to silence Marlins bats in MLB contest

Miami MarlinsNew York Mets
Aug 9, 12:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Miami Marlins vs New York Mets Odds

51-60TEAM RECORD53-58

The Mets get a visit from the Miami Marlins in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Miami puts its faith in starter Josh Johnson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-7. Getting the ball for the Mets is R.A. Dickey, who owns a 14-3 record on the season with a 2.72 ERA.

View Miami vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mets as -135 favorites 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:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 9 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

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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. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Marlins average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

New York owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 12-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 13-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +131 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Miami ran up the score in their last game on Wednesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 13-0 victory against New York.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets' last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Miami
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games

Next up:
Miami home to LA Dodgers, Friday, August 10
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Friday, August 10

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