New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (29-31) at New York Mets (31-29)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
A Wood (4-3) (3.36) vs. B Colon (8-4) (4.52)
The Line: New York Mets -130 / Atlanta Braves +120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves head to Citi Field for game one of their series with the New York Mets.
The Atlanta Braves are playing around .500 baseball the last few weeks and while that enables them to maintain pace in the National League East it isn’t going to make up ground. The Braves took a step in the wrong direction with a 6-4, eleven inning loss to visiting San Diego on Thursday. Julio Teheran gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and three BB over seven innings for a ND with Brandon Cunniff taking the loss with a pair of runs plated in the 11th. The Bravos did their damage on eight hits and six walks with Freddie Freeman going 3-5 with a homer and two RBI’s while Christian Betancourt posting two hits and scoring. Alex Wood will open the series in the Big Apple on Friday night in his second meeting with the Mets. Wood comes off of a 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh with all three runs plated on seven hits and three BB in five frames.
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The New York Mets are looking to right the ship and turn their recent slide in to a hot streak to retake first in the National League East. The Mets had dropped six of eight before rallying past surging San Francisco 5-4. Solid pitching and hitting overcame mistakes with starter Jon Niese giving up all four runs (two earned) on five hits and two bases on balls through seven frames. The offense produced nine hits and walked four times with Michael Cuddyer going 2-5 with two runs driven in while Curtis Granderson logging two hits with an RBI and a pair of runs. The Mets turn to veteran Bartolo Colon for his third start of 2015 against the Braves. Colon was very good in a 2-1 loss to Arizona last time out with both runs plated on five hits in seven innings.
The over is 8-2-1 in Atlanta’s last 11 overall and is 8-2-1 in their last 11 on grass while going 6-2-1 in the Braves last 9 games as an underdog. The under is 4-1-3 in New York’s last 8 Friday games while the Mets are 41-15 in their last 56 games as a favorite with the over going 11-5-1 in their last 17 overall. Atlanta are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York and the under is 5-2-1in the last 8 meetings in New York. I’m going with New York although Colon hasn’t been as dependable…