New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/20/14
Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
David Hale (R) (0-0) (2.894) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (1-2) (4.674)
The Line: New York Mets +100 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-S, WPIX
The Atlanta Braves will go for the sweep over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon.
The Braves have won seven of their last eight games are hitting the ball extremely well. The Braves have scored six or more runs in six of their last eight games and have hit 22 homeruns in 17 games. The Braves pitching has also gotten the job done at a high level, including David Hale, who will get the nod on Sunday. Hale is 0-0 on the season with a 2.89 ERA and has allowed four runs and 10 hits in 9.1 innings. In Hale’s one career start against the Mets, he allowed four runs in 4.1 innings.
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The Mets have split their last six games and are in danger of getting swept for the second time this season. During this series, the Mets have allowed a combined 13 runs and 23 hits. The Mets batting lineup also went nearly eight innings without getting a hit. Zack Wheeler will make his fourth start of the year, and he’s 1-2 on the season with a 4.67 ERA and has allowed 21 hits in 17.1 innings. Wheeler is 3-1 with a 3.80 ERA in four career starts against the Braves.
The Braves are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series. The Mets are 1-5 in Wheeler's last 6 starts and 3-7 in their last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Braves are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York.
With the way both teams have been playing, it's impossbile not to pick the Braves at this price. The Mets have been a complete mess in this series and with the way Hale has been pitching, you can expect a sweep by Atlanta.