Braves vs. Mets - 9/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (75-67) at Atlanta Braves (55-87)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
Seth Lugo (3-2) (2.38) vs. W Perez (2-2) (5.47)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +121 / New York Mets -131 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The New York Mets haven’t lost back-to-back games since September 1-2. The Mets have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The New York Mets offense continues to produce, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 122 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 73 RBI and Neil Walker has 23 home runs. Seth Lugo gets the nod, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Lugo’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Atlanta Braves offense has also been hot recently, and they’ve won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 154 hits, Nick Markakis has 78 RBI and Adonis Garcia has 13 home runs. Williams Perez takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. National League East. The Braves are 20-44 in their last 64 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in Perezs last 13 starts. The Mets are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta.
The Mets are a confident bunch that hasn't lost two straight games in nearly two weeks. Hard to bet against the Mets with the way they're playing right now. I'll take the road team and the fair price.