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Marlins vs. Mets: Get $100 when you bet $20 at Borgata using code VICOMBONUS

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The Miami Marlins head up to Queens to being a four-game set with the NL East-leading New York Mets. The Marlins find themselves in fourth place in the division, well back of the first place Mets. New York is a heavy favorite to win the division, currently at -225. Those odds courtesy of Borgata where you can use our promo code, VICOMBONUS. Bet $20 and get $100 … it’s that simple!

Borgata offers a host of futures bets, and the Mets find themselves near the top of the odds in many of them thanks to their incredible start to the season. They are the second favorites to win the National League at +325 (Dodgers are +200) and tied with the Astros for the third-shortest odds to win the World Series at +700 (Dodgers are +375 and the Yankees are +500).

For tonight’s contest, Carlos Carrasco gets the ball for the Mets. Carrasco, who struggled last season with injuries after being traded to New York – he spent the first 11 years of his career in Cleveland – has been serviceable this season, but unspectacular. He sports a 3.93 ERA in 12 starts, but thanks to the Mets offense has a 7-2 record.  

He’s been keeping the ball in the park – five home runs allowed in 68.2 innings – and avoiding giving away too many free passes (14 walks allowed in 2022, though he has hit five batters).  

He’s coming off one of his worst starts of the season. Last week against the Angels, he allowed five earned runs in 4.2 innings while surrounding 9 hits – including two round-trippers. He took the loss in the contest, breaking a string of four consecutive starts collecting a win. The Mets have won five of the past seven games that Carrasco has started.

Opposing Carrasco will be 26-year-old Pablo Lopez. He was hit by a line drive in his last start, forcing him to leave the contest in the fifth inning. Originally scheduled to start on Wednesday, he was pushed back to today to give him some extra time to heal. Prior to the injury, he had thrown 4.1 innings against the Astros, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Lopez has formed a “two-headed monster” at the top of the rotation with Sandy Alcantara this season. Lopez has made 12 starts and tossed 70.1 innings, posting a 2.30 ERA. He’s been especially good on the road, where he’s 2-1 with a 1.73 ERA. When it goes well for Lopez, it goes VERY well. He’s had five starts this season of at least five innings and zero earned runs. If you think it could be one of those nights, head over to Borgata and use our promo code, VICOMBONUS to get $100 when you bet $20!

Jeff McNeil, who is tied for the MLB lead with multi-hit games, has hit Lopez well in his career. The Mets left-handed hitting second baseman is 3-7 against the Marlins righty with a homer run. Eduardo Escobar has also homered off Lopez and is 2-5 against Miami’s starter. Pete Alonso, meanwhile, is just 1-9 with no extra-base hits.  

Written by Dan Zaksheske, our US sports betting industry expert.

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