Mets vs. Braves - 5/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (6-18) at New York Mets (15-8)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
M Foltynewicz (0-0) (0.00) vs. B Colon (1-1) (3.42)
The Line: New York Mets / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets begin a three-game series Monday at Citi Field.
The Atlanta Braves could use a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Braves continue to struggle offensively as they’ve produced three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves, who just scored five runs in two games against the Cubs, are a brutal 0-13 this season when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 26 hits, Adonis Garcia has seven RBI and Freddie Freeman has three home runs. Matt Wisler gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Wisler is 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Mets continue to rely on a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Mets, who allowed 12 runs in three games against the Giants, have won 11 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Neil Walker leads New York with 29 hits, Michael Conforto has 18 RBI and Yoenis Cespedes has seven home runs. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Colon is 8-2 with a 2.69 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 13-38 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record. The Mets are 22-7 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Colons last 7 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in Colons last 5 starts vs. Braves.
The Mets have been on fire recently, while the Braves continue to have a hard time putting runs on the board. Also, Colon has owned the Braves throughout his career. I'll side with the Mets at home.