The New York Mets continue their road trip in Miami for the series finale as they look to avoid a three-game sweep against the bottom-feeding Miami Marlins in this Sunday afternoon matchup at LoanDepot Park. So let's check out our MLB odds series, which includes our Mets-Marlins prediction and pick.

New York (20-24) is reeling badly after consecutive losses to the Marlins and with wins in only three out of their last 10 games. The Mets' pitching has been abysmal during this losing skid allowing 37 runs in their last five losses even allowing 18 runs in their last two games to the mediocre lineup of the Marlins. The Mets will be looking to stop the bleeding when they head to LoanDepot Park for the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

Miami (14-32) has been a downright disgrace this season with only 14 wins in their 46 games played this season which puts them dead last in the league. However, the Marlins have had some recent resurgence winning four straight games. While they allowed nine runs in their most recent victory against the Mets, their pitching has been remarkable over their previous three not giving up a single run. The Marlins look to keep the good times rolling and extend their winning streak to five when they play host to the New York Mets in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Mets-Marlins Odds

New York Mets: -1.5 (+106)

Moneyline: -156

Miami Marlins: +1.5 (-128)

Moneyline: +132

Over: 7.5 (-122)

Under: 7.5 (+100)

How to Watch Mets vs. Marlins

Time: 1:40 PM ET/10:40 AM PT

TV: Bally Sports Florida, MLB Extra Innings

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Why The Mets Will Cover The Spread/Win

On Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets are due for a match against the Miami Marlins at LoanDepot Park and all indicators suggest that the Mets will win chiefly because of the pitching matchup pitting Sean Manaea against Sixto Sánchez.

The left-handed starting pitcher for the Mets Sean Manaea has been an ever-steady verve on the mound this season. The 3.05 ERA and a decent record of 2-1 illustrate his ability to limit damage and keep his team in games. His recent performances have been highly promising; in his last start facing the Cubs, he gave up just one run over five innings indicating that he can work efficiently through lineups despite control issues.

Otherwise, Sixto Sánchez is yet to find consistency this year greatly struggling for Marlins. Sanchez has control issues as well as a high WHIP of 1.63 implying that he cannot keep runners off base or strike out many batters. For instance, in his recent outing against the Rockies, he surrendered five runs in only four innings showing how dreadful things have become.

The Mets' offense, while not explosive, has been more consistent than the Marlins'. Players like Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor have provided timely hitting, and the team has shown resilience in close games. In contrast, the Marlins' offense ranks near the bottom of the league in key metrics like batting average and on-base percentage, making it difficult for them to support their struggling pitchers.

With Manaea in good form, while Sánchez still struggles, it gives the Mets a clear advantage come Sunday to get themselves back on track and stop the bleeding during this rough stretch of games.

Why The Marlins Will Cover The Spread/Win

A showdown between the Miami Marlins led by Sixto Sanchez and Sean Manaea and the New York Mets is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at LoanDepot Park. The odds aren't in the favor of the Miami Marlins winning but their recent resurgence could tip the scales their way for the potential upset victory.

In spite of having a difficult season, which saw them with a 14-32 record which has them in the last spot in the NL East standings, Miami Marlins might still have a chance to beat their opponents this time around.

While his ERA has been high during this season at 5.96, Sixto Sanchez has hinted that he may be primed for a rebound in his future outings. His fastball rated at 70, as well as a changeup and slider both found above average, provide him with everything he needs to dominate any lineup when he's at his best.

In contrast, Sean Manaea has been vulnerable particularly when control issues arise in games. However, Marlin’s line-up has guys like Jazz Chisholm Jr., Bryan De La Cruz, and Josh Bell who can seize such opportunities despite their current struggle. In addition to leading the team with nine homers and 24 RBIs is De La Cruz while Chisholm maintains a .260 average.

The Mets have shown consistency whereas under the right conditions, the Marlins may shockingly shake things up. I cannot underestimate Sánchez pitching top-tier pitches with key hitters just being ready to make some impact so far apart from all these facts other than Marlins are very well positioned to take full points from this match against Manaea and the Mets that is scheduled for Sunday.

Final Mets-Marlins Prediction & Pick

These two lowly teams in the NL East will be looking to try to turn their seasons around with a victory in this series finale. The Mets have been downright bad over their last 10 games with just one win in their last six games meanwhile, the bottom-feeding Marlins are now on a four-game winning streak while on the verge of sweeping the Mets in the series finale. Ultimately, while most will go with the trend and take the teams surging at the right time this is when the good time ends especially with Sean Manaea on the mound for the Mets as the Marlins are one of the worst teams against left-handed pitching and with the Marlins' Sixto Sanchez on the mound, it's hard to see them finish the sweep as the Mets get back on track on Sunday afternoon.

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Final Mets-Marlins Prediction & Pick: New York Mets (-156), Over 7.5 Rounds (-122)