But the Florida Marlins are hosting a three-game ‘home’ series vs. the New York Mets on the Island of Puerto Rico, and although technically a US protectorate, this is foreign soil for MLB wagering and both the Marlins and Mets.
It’s an interesting and exciting idea that should attract both baseball fans and MLB wagering aficionados simply because of the novelty of it all.
But make no mistake; this is no exhibition game and both teams will desperate to win this game and the series as the baseball wagering season approaches the halfway point.
The New York Mets have put together a very impressive MLB wagering season so far. With a record of 43-33 this team has been at the top or near the top of the NL East baseball wagering standings for most of the first half of this season. Heading into the series the Mets were just 1.5 games out of the lead, trailing the Atlanta Braves (45-32).
And after dropping the first game of this series the Mets will be desperately looking to sop the bleeding and limit any damage in the MLB wagering standings.
The Marlins on the other hand have not had a successful start to the MLB odds action. After falling to 4 games under .500 the team fired manager Freddy Gonzales and the team has gone 1-3 since. Florida (36-4) is now 8.0 games back in the NL East and in very real danger of slipping into baseball wagering irrelevancy.
Rumor has it that the team was hoping to sign Bobby Valentine as the manager and get a fresh start and challenge for a MLB betting playoff spot. But talks between the two sides have supposedly soured and now the Marlins might be in danger of having no real manager at all until after the season.
This is an important series for these two teams and for Major League Baseball as talk of an expansion team in Puerto Rico remains strong. But there should be little mystery as the better team (New York Mets) will win this game.
Mets starter Mike Pelfry (10-2, 2.71 ERA) has been almost unhittable in the baseball wagering competition this season and Marlins starter Chris Volstad (4-7, 4.40 ERA) has been quite the opposite.