Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/30/14
New York Mets (37-45) at Atlanta Braves (44-38)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Zack Wheeler (R) (3-8) (4.247) vs. Alex Wood (L) (3-5) (2.596)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -155 / New York Mets +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, SportsSouth
The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets face off on Monday in Atlanta for game one of their NL East series.
The Atlanta Braves have been on a roller coaster this season but as of today they are in first place in the NL Eat. The Braves are 20-18 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last four in a row. As a team the Braves are hitting .242 with Freddie Freeman hitting .291, Chris Johnson hitting .285, and Justin Upton hitting .278. As a team the Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 3.26 with the starters at 3.25 and the bullpen at 3.29. For Monday’s game the Braves start Alex Wood who is making his ninth start but just his second since being moved to the bullpen. For the season Wood has allowed 66 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 67 over 67.1 innings for a 6-6 record and a 3.07 ERA.
The New York Mets are seven games back in the NL East as they are still a work in progress. The Mets are 20-24 on the road this season, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss on Sunday to the Pirates. As a team the Mets are hitting .238 with Daniel Murphy hitting .301, David Eright hitting .277, with Lucas Duda hitting .255. As a team the Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.59 with the starters at 3.79 and the bullpen at 3.22. For game one against the Braves the Mets start Zack Wheeler who has lost three of his last four starts, For the season Wheeler has allowed 86 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 91 over 89 innings for a 3-8 record and a 4.45 ERA.
The Braves are 6-1 in game one of a series, 2-8 in their last 10 home games, and 1-4 in Wood’s last five starts. New York is 6-1 against the NL East, 1-5 as an underdog, and 1-4 in Wheeler’s last five starts. New York is 4-1 in Wheeler’s last five starts against Atlanta.
I am seeing a defensive game and for my free pick I will take the under and I also have a small lean to the Mets.
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