Atlanta Braves at New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/10/14
Atlanta Braves (49-41) at New York Mets (41-49)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Aaron Harang (R) (8-6) (3.670) vs. Bartolo Colon (R) (8-7) (4.038)
The Line: New York Mets -105 / Atlanta Braves -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SNY
The New York Mets go for the four-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
The Braves are back in another slump, as they’ve lost four straight and fall to seven games above .500. As usual, it’s the lack of offense that is killing the Braves, as they’ve scored three or less runs in all four losses. Andrelton Simmons has 13 hits in his last 10 games and Justin Upton has six hits in this series. Pitching, the Braves have an ERA of 3.28, fifth best in the majors. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 3.67 ERA and has 93 strikeouts in 110.1 innings. Harang is 5-5 with a 4.62 ERA in 12 career starts against the Mets.
The Mets have won five of their last six games and move within seven games of a .500 record. The Mets bats have woken up lately, producing four or more runs in six of their eight games in the month of July. Lucas Duda has five RBI in his last six games and David Wright has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Pitching, the Mets have an ERA of 3.59, 10th in baseball. Starting is Bartolo Colon, who is 8-7 with a 4.04 ERA and has 82 strikeouts in 113.2 innings. Colon is 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA in five career starts against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in Harangs last 5 starts and 5-2 in Harangs last 7 starts vs. National League East. The Mets are 4-1 in Colons last 5 home starts and 7-3 in Colons last 10 starts.
The Braves are bound to turn things around eventually, right? At this price, I just can't pick against the Braves no matter how well the Mets are playing at the moment.