Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
The Florida Marlins and the New York Mets will meet on the field at Citi Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.
The Marlins will give the ball to starter Anibal Sanchez in this one. Righthander Sanchez is 10-8 this season with a 3.16 ERA.
Sanchez's opponent in this one will be Jonathon Niese. The Mets lefthander has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Gaby Sanchez drove in two runs to help lift the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Mets on Wednesday, as a -110 pick'em. That game's nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.
Alex Sanabia allowed three runs off four hits over 6 1-3 innings in the win, and Leo Nunez closed out the game for his 29th save.
Pat Misch gave up nine hits and four runs over six innings in suffering the Mets loss.
Florida most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing Florida
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 10 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets's last 13 games
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