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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (60-90) at New York Mets (84-65)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

S Miller (5-15) (3.05) vs. J Niese (8-10) (4.31)

The Line: New York Mets -194 / Atlanta Braves +183 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SportSouth, SNY

The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves face off on Monday at Citi Field in game one of their MLB series of National League East teams.

The New York Mets are looking to close out the NL East as the season winds down it’s final two weeks. The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 47-28 at home, and they have a 6 game lead over the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Mets are hitting .245 with David Wright hitting .302, Daniel Murphy hitting .274, and Wilmer Flores hitting .265. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.44 with the starters at 3.50 and the bullpen at 3.30. For game one against the Braves the Mets start Jon Niese who has allowed 183 hits and 80 earned runs while striking out 110 over 167 innings for a 8-10 record and a 4.31 ERA.

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves are in fourth place in the NL East and they have won their last three games. The Braves are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 23-52 on the road, and they are 24.5 games back in the NL East. As a team the Braves are hitting .250 with Nick Markakis hitting .298, Freddie Freeman hitting .280, and Cameron Maybin hitting .263. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 4.52 with the starters at 4.41 and the bullpen at 4.73. For game one against the Mets the Braves start Shelby Miller who has allowed 166 hits and 62 earned runs while striking out 159 over 186 innings for a 5-15 record and a 3.00 ERA.

New York is 13-3 in game one of a series, 16-5 in Monday games, and 1-4 in Niese’s last five home starts. Atlanta is 5-13 against the NL East, 15-36 against a team with a winning record, and 6-20 in Miller’s last 26 starts. Atlanta has lost their last four games against New York.

The Mets are just the better team here and an easy winner. 

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