Sunday’s MLB Over/Under: Will Mets, Syndergaard Dominate Marlins?
D. Ross Cameron, USA Today Sports. Pictured: New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard
Betting odds: Miami Marlins at New York Mets
- Over/Under: 7
- First Pitch: 3:10 p.m. ET
- Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara (2-2, 4.00 ERA) vs. Noah Syndergaard (12-4, 3.22 ERA)
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The last day of the season has arrived, and with that could come additional variables capable of single-handedly affecting a bet, whether you’re on the over/under or a side.
Luckily, I believe I’ve locked in on one matchup where we won’t have to worry about any of that.
Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is wrapping up yet another successful campaign despite missing more than a month due to injury.
The New York right-hander otherwise known as Thor is the upmost competitor — hell, that’s exactly one of the reasons he earned that nickname — and there’s no question he’ll be locked in Sunday afternoon.
As long as he’s giving his usual strong effort, Syndergaard figures to turn in another quality start, at the very least.
Even pitching through an illness in his most recent start last Tuesday, the 6-foot-6 Texas native managed to etch six shutout innings against the first-place Braves, scattering only five base runners.
Overall, Syndergaard has been very consistent throughout the season, and we’re getting him under his most comfortable conditions based on his splits.
He’s always been a little bit better at home than on the road. Same goes for his daytime assignments compared to pitching at night. This season, Syndergaard is 4-1 in nine afternoon starts with a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, .206 BAA and 69/12 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings.
Syndergaard’s history versus the Fish is also encouraging: He’s unbeaten in seven career meetings, going 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and a 54/6 K/BB ratio across 46 innings.
While we don’t have to worry much about Thor, Marlins rookie Sandy Alcantara is coming off his shakiest start since first being summoned from the minor leagues by Miami.
I think he can bounce back here, having already registered two really good outings versus the Mets, going a combined 12 innings and getting a win and no-decision.
It’ll be two teams that were out of contention a while ago, trotting out backup-filled lineups in a day-game-after-night-game setting facing pitchers who care about this last start and can pace us to a low-scoring conclusion. Under it is.
Play: UNDER 7 (-120)