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Mets vs Marlins Baseball Game Preview

New York MetsMiami Marlins
May 13, 1:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins Odds

19-14TEAM RECORD17-16

Marlins Park hosts an MLB battle between the Miami Marlins and the visiting New York Mets on Sunday.

The match puts starter Jonathon Niese for the Mets on the hill facing Carlos Zambrano for the Marlins. Niese brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Zambrano is 1-2 to date on the season.

View NY Mets vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Marlins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, New York was a 9-3 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on New York at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York rolled to a 9-3 win against Miami on Saturday, as R.A. Dickey and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Marlins Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 12 games when playing on the road against Miami
NY Mets are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Miami's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami's last 20 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Milwaukee, Monday, May 14
Miami home to Pittsburgh, Monday, May 14