New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/25/14
Oakland Athletics (47-29) at New York Mets (35-41)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Brad Mills (L) (0-0) (4.500) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (3-7) (3.724)
The Line: New York Mets +102 / Oakland Athletics -112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, SNY
The Oakland Athletics and New York Mets wrap up their short two-game series on Wednesday.
The Athletics were crushed in Tuesday’s, 10-1 loss, but remain 17 games above a .500 record. The A’s have scored more runs than any team in baseball and have the second best ERA at 3.02. However, the Athletics pitching staff hasn’t been its usual self lately, allowing six or more runs in four of their last eight games. Offensively, the A’s continue to be a scoring machine and Yoenis Cespedes has 13 hits in his last nine games. Brad Mills takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and has four strikeouts in four innings. This is Mills’ first career game against the Mets.
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Not sure what’s gotten into the Mets lately, but they’ve scored a combined 21 runs in their last two games. This is a Mets team that is 22nd in the league in runs scored and has been shut out seven times. David Wright has an RBI in seven straight games and Daniel Murphy has eight hits in his last five games. The Mets ERA is 3.54, ninth best in the majors. Zack Wheeler gets the nod, and he’s 3-7 with a 3.93 ERA and has 87 strikeouts in 87 innings. This is Wheeler’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record. The Mets are 2-5 in Wheeler's last 7 starts and 2-6 in Wheeler's last 8 home starts. The Athletics are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
I like the Mets at home with the way they've been hitting the ball. Mills has only played in one game since 2012, and he didn't look too sharpe. Give me the home team and the plus money.