Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/2/14
New York Mets (37-46) at Atlanta Braves (45-38)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Jacob deGrom (R) (1-4) (3.622) vs. Julio Teheran (R) (7-5) (2.345)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -182 / New York Mets +172 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, SportSouth
The New York Mets look to cool off the red hot Atlanta Braves in the series finale' on Wednesday.
The Mets have been falling off the pace in the NL East and only a prolonged winning streak will get the ship pointed in the right direction. In a nutshell that means more consitent scoring which has not been the case as of late. A 5-4 loss at Atlanta didn't help the situation with the New Yorkers losing six of seven. Daisuke Matsazaka struggle from the det go with all five runs plated on seven hits over five frames to fall to 3-3. The offense was Curtis Granderson and and Daniel Murphy who went deep and knocked in a pair of runs. The Mets task youngster Jacob deGrom with salvaging the final game of the series at Atlanta. Overall deGrom is 1-4 with a 3.62 ERA while the team is 2-7 in his nine outings.
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The Braves are on one of their hot streaks where everything seems to fall in to place which is sort of a trademark with this team. The winning continued Tuesday for their 8th victory in nine contests as they maintained their position atop the National League East. The good news of course was the win but Mike Minor disappointed with all four runs allowed on nine hits including a pair of homers through just 4.1 innings of work while four relievers put up zeros. Atlanta logged seven hits and walked three times with Andrelton Simmons knocking in two while Chris Johnson scored twice. Julio Teheran toes the rubber against the visiting Mets for the first time this season. Teheran has been the staff ace with a 7-5 record and 2.34 ERA with the Braves going 11-6 in his 17 starts.
deGrom doesn't have a big track record to go on so he is still something of a wild card but Teheran has been very good. I'm just going with the hot streak...