MLB Picks: Marlins vs. Harvey & the Mets

Joe Catalano

Friday, June 7, 2013 2:25 PM GMT

Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 2:25 PM GMT

The Mets game against the Nationals got washed away yesterday and we could see a problem here with a lot of rain in the New York area.

It’s Matt Harvey night at CitiField as the Miami Marlins (16-44) travel north to face the New York Mets (23-33). 

 It would take a minor miracle to get this game off, but let’s see who we like for our baseball picks if this game is dragged out.

First pitch is set for 7:10 pm ET tonight at CitiField in Flushing, New York. This game can be seen on the SNY Channel and MLB TV.

Bet 365 Sportsbook lists the Mets as a heavy -200 betting odds favorite and the total for the game is 6.5.

WEATHER ALERT: Being a local resident, it’s only fair to warn you that flash flood alerts are out until 2:00 pm ET on Saturday. This doesn’t look good, but I’ve seen stranger things happen before.

The Franchise

David Wright is supposed to be labeled as “The Franchise” for the Mets as he signed a big contract, but don’t let anyone fool you, it’s Matt Harvey. Even in games where Harvey has had a bit of trouble, he always finds a way to minimize the damage and keep New York in the game.

On the season, Harvey is 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA. He’s coming off of a lucky no-decision against these same Marlins in which he allowed 4 runs and 10 hits in 5 innings, but this is a rarity and look for hime to come back strong whenever this game is played.

The Mets will be well rested and are coming off of a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in which David Wright went deep and Marlon Byrd had 2 home runs.

Overlooked?

People overlooked Byrd as he was looked at as role player that little was expected from this season. Thus far, Byrd has been effective with the bat, smacking 8 home runs and driving in 28 runs. With the way that Ike Davis has been playing, someone has had to fill the void and Byrd has done a decent job in doing so.

2 In a Row?

Marlins starter Jose Fernandez (3-3, 3.34) is looking to duplicate his most recent performance in which he blanked the Mets in 7 innings pitched.

Fernandez pitched 7 innings on the June 1st against the Metropolitans and allowed a mere 3 hits. He plays on a team that’s 28 games under .500, has little payroll, and little offense. Fernandez has a tall order in duplicating his past performance against the Mets with Matt Harvey facing him.

Miami has also gotten their rest. In their last game on Wednesday, they lost 6-1 to Cole Hamels and the Phillies. Hamels improved his record to a pathetic 2-9 and the Marlins looked like they had nothing in the tank.

Get at the bookies by checking out the Betting Odds Report!

[gameodds]3/228844/43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Outcome

Harvey had a bit of trouble in his last outing and the moneyline is very high. That said, I still expect the Mets to blow the Marlins out of the water. (no pun intended). Take the Amazin’s and the runline.

Pick- Mets -1.5 +105 at Bet 365

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