New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/12/14
Milwaukee Brewers (38-27) at New York Mets (29-35)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Kyle Lohse (R) (7-2) (3.273) vs. Jonathon Niese (L) (3-3) (2.676)
The Line: New York Mets +108 / Milwaukee Brewers -118 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, SNY
The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets will play a rubber game on Thursday night.
The Brewers have won four of their last six games and are a solid 12 games above a .500 record. While the Brewers have been a balanced team with a great pitching staff, they have allowed four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Brewers are 11-22 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gomez has a nine-game hitting streak and Jonathan Lucroy has 16 hits in his last nine games. Kyle Lohse gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 3.27 ERA and has 66 strikeouts in 88 innings. Lohse is 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 career starts against the Mets.
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The Mets have lost seven of their last eight games and simply can’t do much of anything right at the moment. The Mets pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets are 6-26 this season when allowing more than three runs. The offense hasn’t been much better for the Mets, but Curtis Granderson does have 13 hits in his last 10 games. Jonathon Niese starts, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA and has 54 strikeouts in 77.1 innings. Niese is 2-0 with a 5.68 ERA in five career starts against the Brewers
The Brewers are 9-3 in Lohses last 12 starts and 9-3 in Lohses last 12 road starts. The Mets are 4-0 in Nieses last 4 home starts and 4-1 in Nieses last 5 starts vs. National League Central. The Mets are 4-1 in Nieses last 5 starts vs. Brewers.
The Brewers are the much better team and you'd be a fool to back the Mets with the way they've been playing lately. Give me the road team for the cheap price.