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New York is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Miami.
**This preview was written before Monday’s game was played**
Mets Going For Fifth Win In Eight GamesThe Mets played well over the past week and they’ve won four of their last seven games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Marlins, which will give them their fifth win in their last eight games.
New York is averaging 4.42 runs per game. Their .239 batting average is 25th in the league. Their .319 on base percentage is 17th, while their .408 slugging percentage is 18th.
Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with a .266 batting average, while Pete Alonso leads the team with 45 home runs and 112 RBI.
New York’s pitching hasn’t been good, with the team giving up 4.54 runs per game. Opponents have a .248 batting average against the Mets, which is 18th in the league. Their 4.35 ERA is 19th, while their 1.37 WHIP is 21st.
In his last start, Lucchesi gave up five hits and one run in seven innings, leading to a 7-1 win over Arizona. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to win this game.
Brett Baty (Groin) is questionable for this game.
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Marlins Trying To Move Into Second Wildcard SpotThe Marlins are playing well at the moment and they’ve won four of their last five games. They are now tied with Chicago for the third and final Wildcard spot, half a game behind Arizona, and will try to move into second place with a win on Tuesday, which will give them their fifth win in their last six games.
Miami is averaging 4.19 runs per game. Their .259 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .315 on base percentage is 21st, while their .407 slugging percentage is 19th.
Luis Arraez leads the Marlins with a .353 batting average. Jorge Soler leads the team with 36 home runs, while Bryan De La Cruz leads the team with 74 RBI.
Miami’s pitching has been good, with the team giving up 4.44 runs per game. Opponents have a .244 batting average against the Marlins, which is 15th in the league. Their 4.19 ERA is 16th, while their 1.29 WHIP is 17th.
In his last start, Garrett gave up four hits and no runs in six innings, leading to a 2-0 win over Milwaukee. They will need another solid start from him if they want to get the win.
Bryan De La Cruz (Ankle) is questionable for this game.
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Full-Game Side Bet
The Marlins have won four of their last five games, which includes a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, who have the best record in baseball. They have been on a roll offensively during that stretch and scored 36 runs in their last three games. Even though Lucchesi has done a good job on the mound for the Mets, he hasn’t been as sharp on the road, where he gave up five runs in his last three starts. With New York having the ninth-worst bullpen in the league, they will have a hard time cooling off Miami’s hot bats. The Mets have won four of their last seven games, but they’ve lost five of their last seven road games. They have struggled offensively in recent road games, scoring 10 runs in their last four road games. Their offensive struggles will continue in this game because they haven’t hit the ball well against left-handers and Garrett has done a good job on the mound for the Marlins in recent starts, giving up only two runs in his last three starts. He gave up four runs in his last three home starts and will keep their offense in check. Go with Miami to cover the money line.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Mets are averaging 4.42 runs per game and 4.58 runs per game on the road. They averaged 5.33 runs per game in their last three games against the Marlins. With Miami giving up 4.36 runs per game at home. The Mets will hit their average in this game. The Marlins are averaging 4.19 runs per game and 4.44 runs per game at home. They averaged four runs per game in their last three games against the Mets. With New York giving up 4.84 runs per game on the road, the Marlins will score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Marlins and Mets played over the total in two of their last three meetings.