Marlins vs. Mets prediction and odds for Saturday, April 8 (Miami's second chance at Senga's ghost pitch)
By Josh Yourish
It’s Game 2 of what was supposed to be a four-game series between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets, but Thursday was a rainout. This is the fifth time that these teams have met this season.
Yesterday, they finally got in the Mets home opener and it was a 9-3 win and a celebration in Queens.
It’ll be a rematch on the mound of Game 4 of the opening series, Trevor Rogers, who took the loss for Miami that day and Kodai Senga, who was brilliant in his first major league win.
Let’s get into the odds for this Saturday afternoon NL East matchup between two teams becoming very familiar with each other.
Marlins vs. Mets odds, run line and total
Marlins vs. Mets prediction and pick
Yesterday, the heart of the Mets' order got it done against the Marlins. Two, three, and four in their order, Starling Marte, Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, all homered and they drove in five of their nine runs.
They didn’t quite need all of that cushion yesterday, but they could need even less in this one with Senga on the mound.
Senga was very impressive in his first start, going 5.1 and allowing three hits and just one earned run. He issued three walks and struck out eight. Nobody in the MLB had really gotten a look at Senga and his “ghost pitch," but now Miami will face him for the second time and that familiarity could pay off.
The Marlins' lineup needs all the help that it can get because it is 27th in team OPS and 30th in runs scored with only 18 across eight games.
Rogers, on the other side, gave up four runs, three of them earned, over 4.1 in that same game where Senga dazzled. New York is only 23rd in team OPS, but if Marte, Lindor and Alonso stay hot that’s enough to carry them.
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