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The (5-3) New York Mets of the National League East Division will be in the “SUNSHINE STATE” for a divisional series.
The Mets will play the (4-3) Miami Marlins also of the NL East in 2017 Major Baseball action.
The teams will play at Marlins Park on the former site of the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The First pitch is at 7:10 PM EST. On Thursday. April 13, 2017.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Mets are looking for a fresh start after missing the playoffs in 2016. New York has all the tools to get to the 2017 MLB World Series.
The Miami Marlins are an organization in limbo. Owner Jeffrey Loria must assure fans the Marlins are going to do everything to field a winning product.
The Opening Betting Line has Miami as a -125 Home Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is Eight Runs For Thursday’s matchup.
The New York Mets have won their last three Major League Baseball contests and are looking for a sweep in Philadelphia on Tuesday. April, 12th. The Mets are in a tie with Washington in the AL East.
Experts predict both teams will compete the entire season for the division title.
Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce have five home runs to begin the season, making them two of the most potent hitters in the league.
Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera leads the New York offense with a .353 batting average with twelve hits. First Baseman Lucas Duda has a .429 on-base percentage.
Last season the starting pitching rotation was the reason they missed the playoffs.
Starters Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard must be consistent the entire season. The New York Mets offense is one of the best in the MLB Landscape.
However, it will not matter if the pitchers struggle.
New York will send Right Hander Robert Gsellman (0-1) with a 4.50 ERA to the hill for Thursday’s contest.
Bovada. Lv, list the 2017 New York Mets at +160 to win the 2017 National League East Division Title.
The 2017 Miami Marlins to two of three from the Mets earlier this month in the “BIG APPLE.”
Miami has won four of their last five and is concluding a series with Atlanta on Wednesday. April 12th.
Center Fielder Marcell Ozuna and Catcher J.T. Realmuto are the team’s leaders on offense.
David Phelps and free agent acquisition Edinson Volquez will anchor the pitching rotation.
The death of Jose Fernandez set the rotation back a few years. Manager Don Mattingly must find ways to compensate for the loss of Fernandez.
Miami will send “LEFTY” Wei-Yin Chen (1-0) with a 1.50 ERA to the mound for Game one of the series. The Former Orioles hurler went six innings, allowing seven hits and a run his last outing on April 7, a 7-2 win in New York over the Mets.
The key to a Miami victory is to produce on offense.
The Miami Marlins are listed at +1,400 to win the 2017 Major League Baseball National League East Division Crown.
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