MLB Sports Handicappers Preview NY Mets (18-16) at Florida (16-18)

After a rare sports picks day off we return with a solid board for today. The Mets’ offense has renewed production in their lineup starting with B Ike Davis (.288, 3 HR, 10 RBI in 66 at-bats) is a productive rookie, while C Rod Borajas (9 HR) has nearly equaled the total taters (12) produced by Met catchers in 2009 in just 94 at-bats. However, it is their defense that is the main reason they are holding their heads above water so far this season with 19 team errors. All of these positive facts might be moot if tonight’s starting pitcher, Oliver Perez doesn’t get back to his winning ways. In his first three starts, Perez only gave up seven runs on twelve hits in seventeen innings. Now, in his last four starts, he has surrendered ten runs on nineteen in just eighteen frames but the alarming statistic during this period has been his walks (18). Florida’s offense is a touch better in just about every statistical category. Florida’s starter Anilbal Sanchez has been much more solid in his last twenty nine and one third innings only allowing twelve earn runs on thirty five hits.


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Sport betting information


Total is set at: 9


The Mets are 1-4 in their L5 games when listed as the underdog.

The Mets are 1-4 in their L5 games when facing a right-handed starter.

The Mets are 1-6 in Perezs L7 starts overall.

The Mets are 7-3 in Perez’s L10 starts when he is an underdog in this price range.

The Marlins are 21-7 in their L28 games when listed as the home favorite in this price range

The Marlins are 14-4 in Sanchezs L18 starts when he is listed as the home favorite.

The Marlins are 1-4 in Sanchezs last 5 starts overall.




The Mets are 5-0 in Perez’s L5 road starts in Florida against Marlins.

The Under is 3-0-1 in Perez’s L4 starts against the Marlins.

The Under is 4-1 in Sanchezs L5 starts against the Mets.

The Mets are 3-7 in the L10 meetings overall.

The Over is 4-1 in the L5 meetings in Florida.



Umpire Information


The Over is 6-2 in Nelsons L8 Friday games when he is the home plate umpire.

The Home team is 9-3 in Nelsons L12 games when he is the home plate umpire.

The Marlins are 7-15 in their L22 games when Nelson is the home plate umpire.

The Mets are 4-10 in their L14 games when Nelson is the home plate umpire.