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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (36-31) at Atlanta Braves (32-34)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)

J deGrom (7-4) (2.33) vs. M Foltynewicz (3-2) (5.19)

The Line: Atlanta Braves / New York Mets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-South, SNY

The Atlanta Braves hope to pick up ground on the New York Mets when they square off at Turner Field.

The New York Mets have recaptured the lead in the National League East and need to win with dangerous Washington on their heels. The Mets missed out on a chance to pick up a game in the standings with a 7-1 defeat at Toronto on Thursday night. Bartolo Colon also missed out on his 10th win with all seven runs plated (six earned) on nine hits over just 4.1 innings pitched. The offense failed to generate much support on three hits and five walks with a Lucas Duda homer being the extent of the scoring. A red hot Jacob deGrom opens the series on the hill versus the Braves for the second meeting in 2015. DeGrom did not get a decision in a 5-3 loss to these same Braves last time out with a run over seven frames while whiffing nine.

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves are playing around .500 baseball the last few weeks but that won’t be good enough over the long haul. The Braves took a step back in a 5-2 defeat to visiting Boston with the bats and defense proving costly. Starter Shelby Miller was a tough luck loser with four runs allowed but only one was earned on seven hits through 5.2 innings to take the loss. The Bravos produced six hits and walked twice with Cameron Maybin and Nick Markakis scoring on an error by Red Sox hurler Clay Buchholz. The Braves are calling up rookie Matt Wisler for his major league debut against visiting New York. In 12 starts at Triple A Gwinnett, Wisler is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA over 65 innings.

New York are 3-12 in their last 15 road games and the over is 5-2-2 in deGrom’s last 9 road starts. The over is 13-4-1 in Atlanta’s last 18 overall and  is 13-4-1 in their last 18 on grass while going 21-9-2 in the Braves last 32 home games. We have no clue what Wisler is going to do so I lean Mets even though they are beatable…

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