Florida Marlins vs. New York Mets Odds & Pick: August 25th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IAugust 25, 2010

Florida Marlins vs. New York Mets
Pick: Over 8 Runs -110 odds
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I am taking the OVER in this game Wednesday in a battle between what I feel are two below-average starting pitchers. Neither starter has pitched many inning this year, with Alex Sanabia throwing 31 frames and Pat Misch hurling 12 innings. Misch has given up 7 runs, 4 earned, in his 12 innings this year while Sanabia has yielded 8 earned runs in 13 innings on the road for a 5.54 ERA. Misch is 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA in three career starts vs. Florida.

These teams exploded for 11 combined runs last night and I fully expect another double-digit run output tonight. And last night’s game featured Josh Johnson vs. R.A. Dickey, the two starters for their respective teams that have pitched the best this season. The OVER is 9-4 in 13 meetings between the Mets & Marlins this season, so these teams are used to high-scoring affairs. Florida is 31-15 to the OVER when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season. The Mets are 42-18 to the OVER when playing on Wednesday over the last 3 seasons. The OVER is a perfect 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. Bet the OVER in this game Wednesday.