For the second week in a row, the New York Mets meet the Miami Marlins. Last Monday, the Mets blanked the Fish 6-0 to clinch a four-game series at Citi Field in New York. This time around, these two NL East foes start a three-game set at loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, so let’s see what’s the best Mets vs Marlins betting pick for Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Mets vs Marlins Betting Pick
This game will be played at loanDepot Park at 6:40 PM ET on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Why Bet The Marlins:
✅ Sandy Alcantara will get the ball for the Marlins, and the 26-year-old righty has been playing like a legitimate Cy Young contender all season. Alcantara is 7-2 with a shiny 1.72 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 0.96 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 14 starts (99.1 innings) in 2022. Sandy ranks in the 92nd percentile in expected ERA and xwOBA, while his changeup has a ridiculous minus-ten run value.
✅ The Mets own the third-highest scoring offense in the majors this season (4.97 runs per game), but they scored only a couple of runs off Sandy Alcantara across eight innings this past Sunday. The current Mets lineup has just 32 hits in 147 at-bats against Alcantara, who holds a 2.76 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 11 career starts versus the Mets.
✅ The Mets’ offense has slowed down lately, posting a .252/.326/.390 slash line in the last 12 games overall. Over the last seven days, the Mets are slashing just .236/.308/.364.
New York Mets
The Mets are coming off a 5-3 defeat at the Houston Astros this past Wednesday. It was their third loss in the last four outings, and the Mets were swept by the Astros in a two-game interleague series. New York dropped to 45-26 on the season, still topping the NL East, four and a half games above the Atlanta Braves.
Taijuan Walker will take the mound Friday and meet the Marlins for the second time this season. He earned a win in a 3-2 victory to Miami last Saturday, punching out nine across 6.2 frames of a one-run, two-hit ball. Walker is 5-2 with a strong 2.88 ERA in 11 starts (59.1 innings pitched) in 2022.
At the time of writing, the 31-36 Marlins were looking to sweep a three-game home series against Colorado. They’ve outscored the Rockies 16-12 through the first two games of this set to bounce back from a 3-1 series defeat at the New York Mets.
The Marlins are slashing .256/.322/.406 in the last seven days. Jazz Chisholm Jr. has a couple of home runs in that span, and the 24-year-old budding star is hitting .248/.320/.525 with 14 dingers, eight doubles, and four triples across 202 at-bats this season.