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New York Mets vs Florida Marlins Betting Preview

Florida MarlinsNew York Mets
May 17, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Florida Marlins vs New York Mets Odds

24-16TEAM RECORD19-22

The New York Mets host Florida on Tuesday, looking to build on their 19-22 mark against the 24-16 Marlins in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

Ricky Nolasco, with a record of 3-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Mets trot Jonathon Niese to the mound in this one. He is 2-4 so far in 2011.

View Florida vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mets as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Marlins taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Mets in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its National League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 4 lineup of the Marlins at 4.4 runs per outing.

New York owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Florida's National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Florida was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Florida at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Florida needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mets on Monday as the Marlins defeated them 2-1 at Citi Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

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

Next up:
Florida home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 18
NY Mets home to Washington, Wednesday, May 18

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