Miami Marlins at New York Mets Game 1 odds, picks and predictions

The Miami Marlins (81-75) and the New York Mets (71-85) begin a 3-game series Wednesday at Citi Field, after Tuesday’s series opener was postponed. First pitch for Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Marlins vs. Mets odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.

Season series: Mets lead 7-3

The good news for the Marlins as Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field was washed out was that the Chicago Cubs lost Tuesday, so Miami climbed to just a half-game back. The Cincinnati Reds are breathing down the necks of the Marlins, sitting just a game behind, although Miami has 2 games in hand on Cincinnati. The Arizona Diamondbacks won Tuesday, and are 1 1/2 games clear of the Marlins in the 2nd Wild Card spot.

Miami picked up 2 crucial wins in a 3-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, and it is a respectable 6-3 in the past 9 games overall. Of course, 2 of those 3 losses came at home against the Mets Sept. 18-20 in South Florida.

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