Mets vs. Braves - 4/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (8-4) at New York Mets (10-3)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
T Cahill (0-1) (15.45) vs. J Niese (1-0) (1.59)
The Line: New York Mets -149 / Atlanta Braves +139 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SNY
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets begin a three-game series Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves offense has produced 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Braves have won eight of their last 10 when topping three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 15 hits and five RBI while Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 15 RBI. The Atlanta Braves are an impressive 5-1 on the road this season, which includes taking two of three from the Blue Jays. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Cahill is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to build on their surprising eight-game winning streak. The Mets are getting it done with an offense that’s produced at least four runs in six straight games. The Mets have won 14 straight games when scoring at least four runs. Lucas Duda leads New York with 17 hits and eight RBI while Travis d'Arnaud and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 17 RBI. The New York Mets have yet to lose a home game this season. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Niese is 7-6 with a 3.36 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. National League East. The Mets are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day. The Mets are 1-4 in Nieses last 5 starts vs. Braves.
Not sure what's gotten into the Mets, but they clearly have figured things out and are playing with great confidence each day their streak continues. You can't bet against the Mets until they give you a reason not to..