New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/14
Atlanta Braves (49-39) at New York Mets (39-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Julio Teheran (R) (8-5) (2.286) vs. Jacob deGrom (R) (1-5) (3.771)
The Line: New York Mets +141 / Atlanta Braves -151 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, WPIX
The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves will play game two of four on Tuesday night.
The Braves have won nine of their last 11 games and are nine games above a .500 record. The Braves pitching staff has been on fire lately, allowing three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. Overall, the Braves have an ERA of 3.22, fourth in the majors. Offensively, Justin Upton has eight RBI in his last 10 games and Freddie Freeman has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. Julio Teheran gets the nod, and he’s 8-5 with a 2.29 ERA and has 108 strikeouts in 126 innings. Teheran is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA in five career games against the Mets.
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The Mets have won three of their last four games and are nine games below a .500 record. The Mets offense has produced four or more runs in five of their last nine games and have won four of their last five when that’s the case. Lucas Duda has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and David Wright has an RBI in seven of his last 10 games. Pitching, the Mets have an ERA of 3.61. Starting is Jacob deGrom, who is 1-5 with a 3.77 ERA and has 53 strikeouts in 59.2 innings. This is deGrom’s second career start against the Braves.
The Braves are 7-2 in Teherans last 9 starts as a road favorite and 12-5 in Teherans last 17 starts overall. The Mets are 1-5 in deGroms last 6 starts and 0-4 in deGroms last 4 home starts. The Braves are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Braves are red hot again and the Mets continue to struggle. With no value with the Braves ML, I'm taking the run line to give us more bang for our buck.