Mets vs. Braves - 4/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (8-4) at New York Mets (10-3)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
E Stults (0-1) (6.30) vs. D Gee (0-1) (7.59)
The Line: New York Mets -151 / Atlanta Braves +141 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SNY
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets play game two of their three-game series Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Braves pitching staff is responsible for this slump after allowing six or more runs in five of their last six games. The Braves have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 16 hits and five RBI while Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 15 RBI. Even in this slump, the Atlanta Braves are an impressive 5-2 on the road this season. Eric Stults gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Stults is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 14 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Mets have won 15 straight games when scoring at least four runs. Lucas Duda leads NY 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. Dillon Gee takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Gee is 6-5 with a 3.13 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 9-3 in their last 12 games as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Mets are 9-0 in their last 9 home games and 4-1 in Gees last 5 home starts. The under is 5-0 in Gees last 5 home starts vs. Braves.
I don't like picking red hot teams in baseball, as their streak comes to an end sooner or later. Instead, I'm taking the under. The under has been succesful in this series and both pitchers should be better than what they have earlier this season. This total is a tad bit too high.