Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/25/14
New York Mets (48-53) at Milwaukee Brewers (57-45)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Zack Wheeler (R) (5-8) (3.621) vs. Yovani Gallardo (R) (5-5) (3.793)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -135 / New York Mets +125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSN-WI
The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers play game two of four on Friday night.
The Mets are 3-4 since the All Star break and six games below a .500 record. Just when you thought the Mets offense was taking steps to improve and scoring runs, they’ve been held to three or less runs in six straight games. Back to the Mets from the first half. David Wright has seven RBI in his last 10 games and Lucas Duda has homered twice in his last three games. Pitching, the Mets have an ERA of 3.49, which is ninth best in the majors. Zack Wheeler takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 3.78 ERA and has 112 strikeouts in 114.1 innings. This is Wheeler’s second career game against the Brewers.
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The Brewers have all of a sudden won four straight games and are back to 13 games above .500. The Brewers are getting the job done at both ends of the field, especially offense where they have scored four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. Ryan Braun has 11 RBI in his last 10 games and Khris Davis has homered three times in his last seven games. Pitching wise, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.77, which is 15th in baseball. Starting is Yovani Gallardo, who is 5-5 with a 3.79 ERA and has 92 strikeouts in 121 innings. Gallardo is 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA in nine career starts against the Mets.
The Mets are 1-4 in Wheelers last 5 road starts and 2-7 in Wheelers last 9 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Brewers are 1-4 in Gallardos last 5 home starts and 0-5 in Gallardos last 5 starts overall. The Brewers are 5-2 in Gallardos last 7 starts vs. Mets.
It seems like both teams have gone back to their old ways over the last week. When you add that to the fact the Brewers have the better pitcher on the mound, I'm taking the home team for the decent price.