Both teams are in the mix in the National League East this season. The pitching matchup points to a lot of runs being scored in this baseball betting game.
MLB betting indicates that the Marlins are going with Nate Robertson on Saturday while the Mets counter with Jon Niese. Neither pitcher has done much this season. Robertson is 4-4 with a 4.30 ERA while Niese is 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA. Robertson didn’t pitch well last time out as he went 5 1/3 innings against Milwaukee. He gave up eight hits and four runs but he got a no decision as the Marlins rallied for a win. Robertson has gone at least five innings in six straight starts. He beat the Mets back in early April 3-1 and he beat them again last month.
Niese is coming off the disabled list for this start on Saturday. He has not pitched since suffering a mild strain of his right hamstring on May 16th. He had one minor league rehab start and is now back making his ninth start of the season. He faced the Marlins earlier this season and gave up three runs in six innings.
Before this series began the Marlins had won 14 of the last 20 against the Mets in baseball betting. They swept the Mets in a four-game series in Florida last month. Three of those games had nine or more runs scored. Florida had won seven of the last ten games against the Mets in New York.
The Marlins have been hovering around the .500 mark this season. They are just as capable of winning on the road as they are at home. Florida is simply inconsistent and you never can tell what you are going to get. They have an offense that is capable of putting up a lot of runs but oftentimes they go cold. The pitching staff other than Josh Johnson is similar. It is simply hard to know when the Marlins will come out with a big effort.
New York has been far better at home this season vs. the MLB betting odds than on the road. New York simply finds ways to win at home while they struggle on the road.