Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/24/14
New York Mets (47-53) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Dillon Gee (R) (4-2) (2.923) vs. Matt Garza (R) (6-7) (4.043)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -155 / New York Mets +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSN-WI
The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers begin a four-game series Thursday at Miller Park.
The Mets have cooled off just a little bit, going 3-3 in their six games since the All Star break. The Mets pitching staff is still holding its own by allowing three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Mets have an ERA of 3.51 and have won eight of their last 11 games when allowing less than four runs. Offensively, David Wright has 12 hits in his last 10 games and Lucas Duda has hit safely in seven of his last nine games. Starting is Dillon Gee, who is 4-2 with a 2.92 ERA and has 45 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. Gee is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in three career starts against the Brewers.
USA TODAY Sports
The Brewers are trying to shake a poor start to the month of July, as they’ve won four of six games since the All Star break. It seems like the Brewers pitching staff is back on track, as they’ve allowed three or fewer runs in four of their last six games. Overall, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.80 and have won eight of their last nine games when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun has a hitting streak of 11 games and Carlos Gomez has an RBI in three of his last four games. Matt Garza takes the hill, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.04 ERA and has 94 strikeouts in 124.2 innings. Garza is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two career starts against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in Gees last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 in Gees last 8 road starts. The Brewers are 2-5 in Garzas last 7 starts overall and 0-4 in Garzas last 4 starts vs. National League East. The Mets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Mets have been playing decent ball lately and Graza hasn't exactly looked like his usual self. I like the road team and the plus money in this spot, especially with Gee on the mound, who has been doing a decent job this season.